[ ag-ri-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈæg rɪˌkʌl tʃər /


the science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivating land, raising crops, and feeding, breeding, and raising livestock; farming.
the production of crops, livestock, or poultry.

Origin of agriculture

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin agrīcultūra, equivalent to agrī (genitive singular of ager) field + cultūra culture

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British Dictionary definitions for agriculture

/ (ˈæɡrɪˌkʌltʃə) /


the science or occupation of cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock; farming; husbandry Related adjective: geoponic

Derived forms of agriculture

agricultural, adjective agriculturally, adverb agriculturist or agriculturalist, noun

Word Origin for agriculture

C17: from Latin agricultūra, from ager field, land + cultūra culture

Scientific definitions for agriculture

[ ăgrĭ-kŭl′chər ]

The science of cultivating land, producing crops, and raising livestock.