The definition of agriculture is the science, art and business of farming and ranching.(noun)
Commercial farms and ranches which provide vegetables and meat to the general public are examples of agriculture.
See agriculture in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L agricultura < ager, a field (see acre) + cultura, cultivation
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin agrīcultūra
Origin: : agrī
Origin: , genitive of ager, field; see agro- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + cultūra, cultivation; see culture.
See agriculture in Ologies
the art and science of farming. Also called tillage. —agriculturist, agriculturalist, n. —agricultural, adj.
the branch of geology concerned with the adaptability of land to agriculture, soil quality, etc. —agrogeologist, n.
the science of management in farming. Also spelled agronomics. —agronomist, n.
Rare. useful arts, as agriculture, commerce, and manufacturing.
the cultivation of citrus fruits, as lemons, oranges, etc. —citriculturist, n.
a cultivator or a person who grows things.
Law. the growing of crops and the profits reaped therefrom.
Rare. a proponent of the practice of leaving fields fallow.
the principles and adherence to the principles of the Grange. —granger, n.
the practice and science of cultivating gardens, for the growth of flowers, fruits, or vegetables. —horticulturist, n. —horticultural, adj.
1. Obsolete, domestic management, thrift, or frugality.
2. farming, especially the care of farm animals.
the use of land for the cultivation of only one type of crop. —monocultural, adj.
a person who tends or cultivates an orchard.
the herding or tending of cattle as a primary economic activity or occupation. Also called pasturage. —pastoralist, n. —pastoral, adj.
the cultivation of fruit and fruit-trees.
the seasonal migration of livestock and those who tend livestock between mountain and valley, as practiced in Switzerland. —transhumant, adj.
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