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We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food.
Gordon Brown

Meaning of "agriculture" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AGRICULTURE

From Latin agricultūra, from ager field, land + cultūraculture.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AGRICULTURE

agriculture  [ˈæɡrɪˌkʌltʃə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AGRICULTURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Agriculture is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AGRICULTURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

agriculture

Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies. However, all farming generally relies on techniques to expand and maintain the lands that are suitable for raising domesticated species. For plants, this usually requires some form of irrigation, although there are methods of dryland farming. Livestock are raised in a combination of grassland-based and landless systems, in an industry that covers almost one-third of the world's ice- and water-free area.

Definition of agriculture in the English dictionary

The definition of agriculture in the dictionary is the science or occupation of cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock; farming; husbandry related adjective geoponic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AGRICULTURE


apiculture
ˈeɪpɪˌkʌltʃə
aquaculture
ˈækwəˌkʌltʃə
arboriculture
ˈɑːbərɪˌkʌltʃə
aviculture
ˈeɪvɪˌkʌltʃə
counterculture
ˈkaʊntəˌkʌltʃə
floriculture
ˈflɔːrɪˌkʌltʃə
horticulture
ˈhɔːtɪˌkʌltʃə
interculture
ˈɪntəˌkʌltʃə
mariculture
ˈmærɪˌkʌltʃə
monoculture
ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃə
permaculture
ˈpɜːməˌkʌltʃə
pisciculture
ˈpɪsɪˌkʌltʃə
polyculture
ˈpɒlɪˌkʌltʃə
sericulture
ˈsɛrɪˌkʌltʃə
silviculture
ˈsɪlvɪˌkʌltʃə
subculture
ˈsʌbˌkʌltʃə
sylviculture
ˈsɪlvɪˌkʌltʃə
vermiculture
ˈvɜːmɪˌkʌltʃə
viniculture
ˈvɪnɪˌkʌltʃə
viticulture
ˈvɪtɪˌkʌltʃə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AGRICULTURE

agric.
agrichemical
Agricola
agricultural
agricultural college
agricultural engineer
agricultural run-off
agricultural show
agricultural worker
agriculturalist
agriculturally
agriculturist
agrifoodstuffs
Agrigento
agrimony
agrin
agriology
Agrippa
Agrippina
agriproduct

WORDS THAT END LIKE AGRICULTURE

adventure
bearded vulture
black vulture
blame culture
cell culture
club culture
coculture
corporate culture
culture
culture vulture
gun culture
long-hours culture
organizational culture
ostreiculture
popular culture
pure culture
sepulture
tissue culture
turkey vulture
vulture
youth culture

Synonyms and antonyms of agriculture in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AGRICULTURE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «agriculture» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of agriculture

Translation of «agriculture» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AGRICULTURE

Find out the translation of agriculture to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of agriculture from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «agriculture» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

农业
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agricultura
570 millions of speakers

English

agriculture
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कृषि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زِرَاعَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сельское хозяйство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agricultura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৃষি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

agriculture
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pertanian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Landwirtschaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

農業
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

농업
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pertanian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nông nghiệp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விவசாயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tarım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

agricoltura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rolnictwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сільське господарство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

agricultură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γεωργία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Landbou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jordbruk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

landbruk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of agriculture

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AGRICULTURE»

The term «agriculture» is very widely used and occupies the 3.391 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AGRICULTURE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «agriculture» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «agriculture» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about agriculture

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10 QUOTES WITH «AGRICULTURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word agriculture.
1
Alan Autry
High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
2
Joyce Banda
What I am saying every day to Malawians is that time has come for us to move from aid to trade. We have picked several sectors that we think we can focus on immediately in order for us to grow our economy. So we have decided to diversify agriculture, we decided to develop our tourism sector, we have decided to develop our mining sector.
3
Chris Blackwell
I think Jamaica would thrive if we promote agriculture as a way to bring people here.
4
Norman Borlaug
Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level.
5
John Bright
We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years.
6
Gordon Brown
We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food.
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Luke Bryan
Growing up in Georgia, my dad was a farmer and we worked in agriculture, so we were always looking up at the sky, checking if rain was in the forecast. That always set the tone for the mood in my household, whether we had rain coming in or not - we knew the crops would be good and it was going to be a good week around the Bryan household.
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Howard Graham Buffett
Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest.
9
Jamais Cascio
Everything we think about regarding sustainability - from energy to agriculture to manufacturing to population - has a water footprint. Almost all of the water on Earth is salt water, and the remaining freshwater supplies are split between agricultural use and human use - as well as maintaining the existing natural environment.
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Steven Chu
So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer. It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries. It's not going to recognize anything. So agriculture regions today will be wiped out.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AGRICULTURE»

Discover the use of agriculture in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to agriculture and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Agriculture Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method
However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of here is much more than organic?it involves working with the cosmos, with the earth, and with spiritual beings.
Rudolf Steiner, 2004
2
RETHINKING AGRICULTURE: ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ...
This volume highlights new archaeological and ethnoarchaeological research on early agriculture in understudied non-Eurasian regions, including Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Africa, to present a more balanced view ...
Timothy P Denham, José Iriarte, Luc Vrydaghs, 2009
3
Sustainable Agriculture
This book gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions.
Eric Lichtfouse, Mireille Navarrete, 2009
4
Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community
A engaging analysis of food production in the United States emphasizing that sustainable agricultural development is important to community health.
Thomas A. Lyson, 2012
5
World Agriculture and the Environment: A ...
Drawing on his extensive travel and research in agricultural regions around the world, Jason Clay presents an assessment of agricultural commodity production and the environmental problems it causes, along with prescriptions for increasing ...
Jason W. Clay, 2004
6
Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community ...
The groundbreaking first edition helped spark a movement and, with this revised edition, Sharing the Harvest is poised to lead the way toward a revitalized agriculture.
Elizabeth Henderson, Robyn Van En, 2007
7
A history of world agriculture: from the neolithic age to ...
This text provides an analysis of the rise of agriculture & its handmaid - civilization itself.
Marcel Mazoyer, Laurence Roudart, 2006
8
Regenerating Agriculture:: Policies and Practice for ...
Regenerating Agriculture examines policy frameworks and institutional processes, then sets out 25 effective policies that are known to work to support the transition to greater sustainability and self-reliance in agriculture.
International Institute for Environment and Development, London, Jules N. Pretty, A Joseph Henry Press book, 1995
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Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can ...
Darwinian Agriculture reveals why it is sometimes better to slow or even reverse evolutionary trends when they are inconsistent with our present goals, and how we can glean new ideas from natural selection's marvelous innovations in wild ...
R. Ford Denison, 2012
10
GIS Applications in Agriculture
The book provides a toolkit for the acquisition, management, and analysis of spatial data throughout the agriculture value chain.
Francis J. Pierce, David Clay, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AGRICULTURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term agriculture is used in the context of the following news items.
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Future of PH Agriculture: How can we compete in the Asean …
Today, our own Filipino university-bound students don't even think of taking up agriculture. Young people don't see a future in agriculture. «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
2
Agriculture? Hasn't been too sexy a topic in Africa but these 9 facts …
Agriculture is a natural target: Before its independence in 1975, Angola was an agricultural powerhouse known for its coffee and rubber ... «Mail & Guardian Africa, Jul 15»
3
Yamaha aims to unlock US and EU markets with agricultural drone
These have quietly become embedded in Japanese agriculture. Their use is now so widespread that about one in three bowls of rice ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
4
Agriculture white paper: farm deposit changes a win for farmers and …
As a result of the NFF move, whoever is agriculture minister in the future will not be able to divide and conquer the former state and commodity ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
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Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce 'takes on board' concern that …
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has indicated he might be prepared to consider changes to improve the Federal Government's ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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CISANET 2015 Malawi conference focuses on science, technology …
The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), a policy advocacy organisation working on agriculture and food security policy issues, has ... «Nyasa Times, Jul 15»
7
Closer links sought in Pacific agriculture and tourism
A team leader for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's Agriculture Policy Project, Vili Caniogo, says it makes sense to link agriculture and ... «Radio New Zealand, Jul 15»
8
Forage crops a driver of state agriculture
Forage crops are ranked third in the state's agriculture crop categories. Forages comprise the greatest amount of crop acres in the state and the ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
9
Young Scientists the Hope of Country Agriculture
Agriculture is a very influential sector of the economy but due the harsh economic climate experienced throughout the country, the industry has ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
10
Rookwood and Eden Bann mentioned in Agriculture White Paper
Rockhampton Senator Matthew Canavan, Northern Australia Parliamentary Committee Chair Warren Entsch, Member for Capricornia Michelle ... «Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Agriculture [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/agriculture>. Jan 2023 ».
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