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  1. ag·ri·cul·ture
    IPA[ˈaɡrəˌkəlCHər]
  2. noun

    • 1. the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: agriculture

    • noun

      the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.
    • noun

      the department of the US government that administers federal programs related to food production and rural life. The department's principal duty is to aid farmers, but it also serves consumers through its food-assistance and food-inspection programs.
    • noun

      a system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community who share both the benefits and risks of food production.
    • an agency of the United Nations established in 1945 to secure improvements in the production and distribution of food and agricultural products and to raise levels of nutrition. Its headquarters are in Rome.
    • noun

      a system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community who share both the benefits and risks of food production.
    • an agency of the United Nations established in 1945 to secure improvements in the production and distribution of all food and agricultural products and to raise levels of nutrition. Its headquarters are in Rome.
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