Definition of Agriculture

1. Noun. A large-scale farming enterprise.

Exact synonyms: Agribusiness, Factory Farm
Generic synonyms: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Derivative terms: Agriculturist

2. Noun. The practice of cultivating the land or raising stock.

3. Noun. The federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862.

4. Noun. The class of people engaged in growing food.

Definition of Agriculture

1. n. The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

Definition of Agriculture

1. Noun. The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming. ¹

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Definition of Agriculture

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Medical Definition of Agriculture

1. The science of raising plants and/or animals for food, clothing or other useful products. (06 May 1997)

Agriculture Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agriculture

agricultural laborer
agricultural labourer
agricultural lien
agricultural liens
agricultural revolution
agricultural shot
agricultural surplus
agricultural workers' diseases
agriculture (current term)

Literary usage of Agriculture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"IV Courses in agriculture en tho HOMO Project Basis (Indiana Bd. Ed., Ed. Bui. ... Home Projects in agriculture for Michigan High Schools and School Credits ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"Assistant in Testing Gardens, Department of agriculture. Ernst A.Bessey,MA (University of ... Expert in Physiological Chemistry, Department of agriculture. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"COMMITTEES UNDER THE BRITISH BOARDS OF TRADE AND agriculture THE president of ... The president of the Board of agriculture and Fisheries has appointed a ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1840)
"STATISTICS OF agriculture. PRODUCE OF BRITISH agriculture. From McQueen's letter to Lord Melbourne we have the following remarkable schedule of the produce ..."

5. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"agriculture.—The word agriculture comes from the two Latin words ... In its widest sense agriculture consists in the production of plants and animals useful ..."

6. Register by University of California, Berkeley, California, University (1911)
"COLLEGE OF agriculture. The College of agriculture offers a series of subjects which, taken collectively, embrace the whole theory of agriculture and the ..."

7. Six Centuries of Work and Wages: The History of English Labour by James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1906)
"agriculture AND AGRICULTURAL WAGES IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. The Slow though Real Progress of ... By eature of agriculture in three successive centuries. ..."

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