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agriculture

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture
agricultureag‧ri‧cul‧ture /ˈæɡrɪˌkʌltʃə $ -ər/ ●●○ W2 noun [uncountable]  TAthe practice or science of farming More than 75% of the land is used for agriculture.agricultural /ˌæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl◂/ adjective agricultural land agricultural labourersagriculturalist noun [countable] horticulture
Examples from the Corpus
agricultureThe drainage of peatbogs for forestry and agriculture is making a significant net contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, the report concludes.Local wildlife and agriculture are likely to be badly affected, environmentalists claim.Experts have recommended that fishermen are paid not to fish, mirroring recent developments in agriculture.The spread of industrial agriculture in the South places thousands of native breeds at risk.Young people do not want to live in them, when as often as not work means agriculture or nothing.But this pattern has begun to change, especially in the ever-sensitive area of agriculture.Prior to the invention of agriculture, game was both the primary diet and the focus of battles in the fields.The initiative will allow the entrepreneurs to test new approaches to agriculture or develop new agricultural products and activities.
From Longman Business Dictionaryagricultureag‧ri‧cul‧ture /ˈægrɪˌkʌltʃə-ər/ noun [uncountable] FARMINGthe practice or science of farmingAgriculture accounts for over 25% of net domestic production.agricultural adjectivesales of agricultural machinery extensive agriculture intensive agriculture