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 But agricultural workers are charged to cash their paycheck, and the cost of all food consumed during working hours is deducted from their pay. Paola Díaz, The Conversation, "Migrants at US-Mexico border must get past cartels before their long journey ends," 18 Mar. 2020 Supporters argued that its location at a major agricultural campus could speed its response to new threats. Elisabeth Eaves, The New Yorker, "The Risks of Building Too Many Bio Labs," 18 Mar. 2020 Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee on the Learn, Earn and Grow program, which provides summer urban agricultural jobs to high school students. Princesssafiya Byers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UWM gaining national attention for continued sustainability efforts on campus," 17 Mar. 2020 Lawmakers cast it as an agricultural program similar to other crops that would require oversight by just one person and part-time testing by law enforcement. USA TODAY, "Can-Am Crown, basilica declaration, landfill park: News from around our 50 states," 5 Mar. 2020 The affected area ballooned from covering 30 percent of the continental US in May to over 60 percent by August, with the agricultural losses tallying in the tens of billions of dollars. Matt Simon, Wired, "Think Flash Floods Are Bad? Buckle Up for Flash Droughts," 2 Mar. 2020 If the land in question has been converted from agricultural fields to golf-course acreage, the net impact of those other factors might actually be lessened, but that’s a wan exculpation. David Quammen, Outside Online, "And (this one highlighted by my hockey experience) there’s no checking.," 2 Mar. 2020 The Americans want, above all, broad access to the EU’s agricultural market—more than the lobsters, scallops and nuts that are on offer. The Economist, "The European Union’s trade policy will involve some tough negotiations," 27 Feb. 2020 The problem with feral hogs in suburban communities like the Lake Houston area is the potential for property damage, which applies to agricultural areas as well. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "As population grows, feral hogs start to make traction in Lake Houston area," 26 Feb. 2020

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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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24 Mar 2020

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“Agricultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 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 \

Kids Definition of agricultural

: relating to or used in farming or agriculture agricultural land

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