agriculture

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noun ag·ri·cul·ture \ˈa-gri-ˌkəl-chər\

Definition of agriculture

  1. :  the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products <cleared the land to use it for agriculture>

agriculturist

play \ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rist\ or

agriculturalist

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Examples of agriculture in a sentence

  1. They cleared the land to use it for agriculture.

  2. <the forest was cut down, and the land given over to agriculture>

Origin and Etymology of agriculture

Middle English, from Medieval French, from Latin agricultura, from ager field + cultura cultivation — more at acre, culture


First Known Use: 15th century

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AGRICULTURE Defined for English Language Learners

agriculture

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noun ag·ri·cul·ture \ˈa-gri-ˌkəl-chər\

Definition of agriculture for English Language Learners

  • : the science or occupation of farming


AGRICULTURE Defined for Kids

agriculture

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noun ag·ri·cul·ture \ˈa-gri-ˌkəl-chər\

Definition of agriculture for Students

  1. :  the cultivating of the soil, producing of crops, and raising of livestock



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