ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al | \ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl \

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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Prices for agricultural products like soybeans have dropped to a 10-year low since Trump imposed the sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Trump’s trade war on Christmas," 29 Nov. 2018 The bacteria can contaminate a wide variety of agricultural products through contact with feces from infected animals. Lena H. Sun, The Seattle Times, "FDA: California is likely source of contaminated romaine lettuce," 26 Nov. 2018 Hemp for Victory’ Tobacco was the Bluegrass State’s top agricultural product throughout much of the 20th century. William L. Spence, idahostatesman, "Congress has moved to OK this once-controversial crop, and Idaho could benefit bigtime," 4 July 2018 New tariffs would raise the cost of importing U.S. agricultural products, leaving Georgia farmers facing uncertainty over the value of their crops. Alex Soderstrom, ajc, "Georgia farmers face uncertainty as crop tariffs loom," 25 June 2018 In the future, a care worker investigates a connection between the agricultural technology designed to increase food yields and the illnesses befalling farm workers. Kevin Crust,, "L.A. movie openings, June 28-29," 24 June 2018 State television showed Kim visiting an agricultural technology park and rail traffic control center in Beijing, accompanied by Beijing’s top official, Cai Qi. Christopher Bodeen,, "Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nukes," 20 June 2018 Kim earlier visited an agricultural technology park and rail traffic control center, accompanied by Beijing's top official, Cai Qi, Xinhua said. Christopher Bodeen,, "South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North," 20 June 2018 Many of the business vendors at the market do sell directly to the public, and a farmers’ market operates Saturday mornings from May through October, offering a variety of vegetables, flowers and other agricultural products. Gregory B. Hladky,, "What You Need To Know About The Hartford Regional Market," 12 June 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, -ˈkəlch-rəl\

Kids Definition of agricultural

: relating to or used in farming or agriculture agricultural land

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