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ag·ri·cul·ture

agriculture

 
 
pronunciation:
ae gr kuhl chr
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part of speech: noun
definition: the science and work of raising crops and farm animals; farming.
The lack of rain has affected agriculture in California.
synonyms:
farming
similar words:
cultivation
derivations: agricultural (adj.), agriculturally (adv.)
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  • agricultural:
    having to do with agriculture.
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The word agriculture contains the following parts:
agr, agro, agri Latin root that means field, farm, crop
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-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.