monoculture


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mon·o·cul·ture

 (mŏn′ə-kŭl′chər)
n.
1. The cultivation of a single crop on a farm or in a region or country.
2. A single, homogeneous culture without diversity or dissension.

mon′o·cul′tur·al adj.
mon′o·cul′tur·al·ism n.

monoculture

(ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃə)
n
(Agriculture) the continuous growing of one type of crop

mon•o•cul•ture

(ˈmɒn əˌkʌl tʃər)

n.
the use of land for growing only one type of crop.
[1910–15]
mon′o•cul`tur•al, adj.

monoculture

the use of land for the cultivation of only one type of crop. — monocultural, adj.
See also: Agriculture

monoculture

Extensive cultivation of one crop. It maximizes use of farm machinery, but increases risks of crop disease, pest infestation, and impaired soil structure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monoculture - the cultivation of a single crop (on a farm or area or country)
culture - the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
Translations
monocultuur

monoculture

[ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃəʳ] Nmonocultivo m

monoculture

[ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃəʳ] nmonocoltura
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