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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Other Words from agricultural

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
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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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14 Apr 2021

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“Agricultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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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 \

Kids Definition of agricultural

: relating to or used in farming or agriculture agricultural land

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