agricultural


agricultural
agriculture ag‧ri‧cul‧ture [ˈægrɪˌkʌltʆə ǁ -ər] noun [uncountable]
FARMING the practice or science of farming:

• Agriculture accounts for over 25% of net domestic production.

— agricultural adjective :

• sales of agricultural machinery

exˌtensive ˈagriculture
FARMING farming of large areas, usually with low production for each unit of land farmed, usually without using chemicals:

• Most of the farms in Estonia are concentrated in regions with extensive agriculture.

inˌtensive ˈagriculture
FARMING farming of smaller areas, usually with higher production for each unit of land farmed, often involving the use of chemicals:

• A farm using intensive agriculture will require less land than an extensive agriculture farm to produce a similar profit.

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agricultural UK US /ˌægrɪˈkʌltʃərəl/ adjective
relating to or used in farming: agricultural exports/commodities/products »

Over the past ten years, their agricultural exports to the United States grew by 133%.

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agricultural machinery/equipment/land

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the agricultural industry/sector/economy

See also AGRARIAN(Cf. ↑agrarian)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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