aquaponics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
aqua·​pon·​ics | \ ˌa-kwə-ˈpä-niks How to pronounce aquaponics (audio) , ˌä- \

Definition of aquaponics

: a system of growing plants in the water that has been used to cultivate aquatic organisms

Examples of aquaponics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other community benefits built into the site include a biking and walking trail, an electric vehicle charging station, backup power for a nearby community center, and an aquaponics greenhouse to grow produce. Camille Squires, Quartz, 26 Apr. 2022 Upward Farms, a start-up based in Brooklyn that blends vertical farming with aquaponics and uses fish waste as fertilizer, is building a 250,000-square-foot warehouse on six acres in Luzerne County, Pa., about 100 miles from Manhattan. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Additionally, Vincent High School requested $3.75 million for repairs to agricultural program areas, a new barn and remodels of its environmental science, horticulture, aquaponics and food science classrooms and labs. Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Jan. 2022 The new 3rd Street Market Hall opening soon in downtown Milwaukee is adding an aquaponics vendor to its lineup. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2021 According to Larry Willis, a Missouri farmer who worked on the aquaponics project, Constant approached the venture with flailing extravagance. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 In an aquaponics operation, plants are nourished by waste from fish farmed alongside them: ideally, one crop supports another. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Patrick Hansen’s interest in aquaponics started as a hobby. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2021 Statistically, aquaponics uses up to 95% less water than conventional farming. Fork. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aquaponics.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of aquaponics

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aquaponics

Latin aqua + -ponics (in hydroponics)

Learn More About aquaponics

Time Traveler for aquaponics

Time Traveler

The first known use of aquaponics was in 1981

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near aquaponics

aquaplane

aquaponics

aquardiente

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for aquaponics

Last Updated

8 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Aquaponics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aquaponics. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!