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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Cultivation of plants in nutrient solution rather than in soil.

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  • n. the cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution rather than in the soil

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  • n. a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients

Etymologies

hydro- + (geo)ponics.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Hydroponics, Ph.D., is an experimental agronomist at The Ponyland University at Paradise Estate (PUPE). He's having some trouble in finding summer interns - but it doesn't really matter, since it's always springtime in Ponyland.

    September 11, 2008