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

Synonyms & Antonyms for agricultural


agrarian, farming



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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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Frame after frame of botanical prints surround the two windows—and they were all found in an agricultural guide from the late 1800s that Colette picked up at a flea market. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "This View Park House Proves Neutrals Can Be So Cococozy," 8 Feb. 2019 Cacao has one of the worst labor records of any agricultural product, but more than 100 new bean-to-bar chocolate companies in the U.S. are changing that. Jane Mosbacher Morris, Marie Claire, "5 Easy Ways to Use Your Wallet to Create Real Change," 31 Jan. 2019 But agricultural economists blame low farm commodity prices — not trade barriers. Eugene Kiely,, "Trump Distorts Facts on Agricultural Trade | FactCheck," 3 July 2018 Rising interest rates -- even small ones that accumulate over time -- threaten that recovery, said Brent Gloy, a visiting agricultural economist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Alan Bjerga,, "The Next Threat Stalking American Farmers Is the End of Cheap Money," 24 Apr. 2018 Translating Salina’s agricultural heritage into a culinary movement for the island is what drives Capofaro’s 36-year-old chef, Ludovico De Vivo. Howie Kahn, Smithsonian, "These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times," 11 July 2018 But the idea that weed control is a collective problem requiring collective action emerged relatively recently, says George Frisvold, an agricultural and resource economist at the University of Arizona, who was not involved in the new review. Brooke Borel, Scientific American, "Weeds Are Winning the War against Herbicide Resistance," 18 June 2018 The Trump administration also remains divided on how hard to push for additional purchases of mostly agricultural and energy products as well as U.S. brokerage, banking and insurance services. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "U.S., China Negotiators Narrow Differences on Trade," 8 Jan. 2019 But Okeechobee is rife with chemicals and nutrients from agricultural and development runoff—and the combination of nutrient-rich waters and warm temperatures create ideal conditions for algal blooms. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Toxic Algal Bloom Is Spreading in Florida’s Waterways," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of agricultural

1776, in the meaning defined above

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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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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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