ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl How to pronounce agricultural (audio) \

Definition of agricultural

: of, relating to, used in, or concerned with agriculture

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agriculturally adverb

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Examples of agricultural in a Sentence

the state's main agricultural product he grew up in an agricultural community and farming was still in his blood
Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the new road and bridge office includes space for county departments and a partnership with Texas A&M’s agricultural department. Nic Garcia, Dallas News, "5 things to know about the Dallas County commissioner primary race," 22 Feb. 2020 In 2011 police caught three Chinese men trespassing on a farm that was partly under contract with agricultural giant Monsanto. Andrea Gawrylewski, Scientific American, "Recommended Books, March 2020," 22 Feb. 2020 Quite the opposite: The misguided agricultural policies of the Great Leap Forward had caused a collapse in food production. Zeynep Tufekci, The Atlantic, "How the Coronavirus Revealed Authoritarianism’s Fatal Flaw," 22 Feb. 2020 President Trump has often touted the agricultural purchases in the deal as one of its centerpieces. Anthony Debarros, WSJ, "U.S. and China Face a Steep Climb to Meet Trade Goals," 16 Jan. 2020 In exchange, China agreed to increase agricultural purchases. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, "Top Chinese trade representative to travel to US next week to sign trade deal," 9 Jan. 2020 Negotiators had set targets for various categories of commodities, so that agricultural purchases would rise from a baseline of $24bn in 2017 to at least $40bn in 2020 and 2021. The Economist, "Trade truce The ceasefire in the trade war between America and China is fragile," 18 Dec. 2019 But some remained skeptical about the amount of agricultural purchases by China that were outlined in the agreement. Anchorage Daily News, "From Lincoln Logs to luggage, U.S.-China trade deal still leaves huge cloud over American business," 15 Dec. 2019 Traders were also encouraged by a Wall Street Journal report saying Washington has offered to slash existing tariffs and cancel new ones in exchange for more agricultural purchases and intellectual property protection. Arkansas Online, "U.S. stock indexes rise in midday trading on trade deal hopes," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of agricultural

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of agricultural was in 1776

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25 Feb 2020

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“Agricultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of agricultural

: of, relating to, or used in farming or agriculture
: engaged in or concerned with farming or agriculture


ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-chə-rəl How to pronounce agricultural (audio) , -ˈkəlch-rəl \

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: relating to or used in farming or agriculture agricultural land

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