from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Application of the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of cultivating the ground; agriculture.
  • noun Specifically, a group of agricultural subjects, particularly when set off as a department of instruction in agriculture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The management of land; rural economy; agriculture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun the application of soil and plant sciences to land management and crop production


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From French agronomie, from agronome ("agriculturist"), from Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agrós, "field") + νόμος (nomos, "law").


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