from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Application of the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The science of utilizing plants, animals and soils for food, fuel, feed, and fiber and more. To do this effectively and sustainably, agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, animal sciences and soil science.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The management of land; rural economy; agriculture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of cultivating the ground; agriculture.
- n. Specifically, a group of agricultural subjects, particularly when set off as a department of instruction in agriculture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the application of soil and plant sciences to land management and crop production
From French agronomie, from agronome ("agriculturist"), from Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agrós, "field") + νόμος (nomos, "law"). (Wiktionary)