non·​ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌnän-ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl How to pronounce nonagricultural (audio) \

Definition of nonagricultural

: not agricultural: such as
a : not of, relating to, or used in farming and agriculture nonagricultural products/land
b : not engaged in or concerned with farming or agriculture nonagricultural workers

Examples of nonagricultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the city of San Diego, for example, irrigation of nonagricultural landscapes will be limited to three days a week before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2022 Child labor laws are different in every state, but the U.S. Department of Labor is firm with 14 being the minimum for nonagricultural jobs. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 The most common visas were J-1s, which provide short-term visas to students, for example, and H-2Bs for temporary nonagricultural workers. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 21 Aug. 2021 Programs such as the J-1 visa for students and the H-2B visa for nonagricultural laborers, which were affected by the ban, brought workers from other countries to fill jobs in the U.S. temporarily. Fortune, 28 Apr. 2021 Only up to about 50,000 hectares of nonagricultural suitable land are still unused in France, said Jean-Edouard de Salins, director of global development at the company. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 Statewide, nonagricultural employment stood at 8,512,100, which represented a modest increase of 19,600 jobs since January, but down by 560,000 jobs compared with a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic shattered the economy. David Lyons,, 26 Mar. 2021 Statewide, nonagricultural employment totaled 8,532,500 in September for a month-over-month increase of 47,300 jobs. David Lyons,, 16 Oct. 2020 The state’s total nonagricultural employment was 8,525,100 in August, an increase of 57,900 jobs over July. David Lyons,, 8 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of nonagricultural

1835, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Nonagricultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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