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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But the chemical is still sprayed for agricultural purposes in North Korea and India. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Decades After DDT Was Banned, It Still Impacts Canadian Lakes," 15 June 2019 Also on June 22, The Still River Music Festival runs from 11 a.m. to midnight on the agricultural fair grounds in Riverton. Courant Staff,, "Six things to do this weekend," 14 June 2019 In 1998, the Swiss pharma company Novartis and UC Berkeley struck a deal in which the company provided $25 million over five years to study agricultural genomics. Catherine Ho,, "GlaxoSmithKline to fund $67 million of CRISPR research at UC," 13 June 2019 Bill 19-016 would allow panhandle lots, also known as flag lots in industrial zones as well as agricultural and residential zones — they are currently allowed in the latter two. David Anderson,, "Harford zoning bill could support mixed-use, industrial projects, but community advocates urge caution," 13 June 2019 The panel Wednesday mostly received an overview about state roles in addressing algal issues, the regulatory structures for water quality and wastewater and agricultural best-management practices involving nutrients such as fertilizers. Jim Turner,, "Big mission awaits Florida’s new Blue Green Algae Task Force. Can the team fix state’s fouled waters?," 13 June 2019 China recently targeted American agricultural exports after the Trump administration raised tariffs in response to concerns about China’s trade practices. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "New Colorado ag commissioner sets priorities, starting with supporting the next generation of farmers," 4 June 2019 The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pushed agricultural exports as a main part of its economic growth strategy. Kim Tong-hyung And Mari Yamaguchi, The Seattle Times, "WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood," 12 Apr. 2019 The value of agricultural crop production has increased by about 300 percent since 1970, according to the report, and raw timber harvest has risen by 45 percent. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Our Planet Just Got a Health Check, and the Diagnosis Is Grim," 6 May 2019

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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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