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hy·dro·pon·ics

 (hī′drə-pŏn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
Cultivation of plants in nutrient solution rather than in soil.

[hydro- + (geo)ponics.]

hy′dro·pon′ic adj.
hy′dro·pon′i·cal·ly adv.
hy′dro·pon′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst), hy′dro·pon′ist (hī′drə-pŏn′ĭst, hī-drŏp′ə-hĭst) n.
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hydroponics

(ˌhaɪdrəʊˈpɒnɪks)
n
(Agriculture) (functioning as singular) a method of cultivating plants by growing them in gravel, etc, through which water containing dissolved inorganic nutrient salts is pumped. Also called: aquiculture
[C20: from hydro- + (geo)ponics]
ˌhydroˈponic adj
ˌhydroˈponically adv
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hy•dro•pon•ics

(ˌhaɪ drəˈpɒn ɪks)

n.
(used with a sing. v.) the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil; soilless growth of plants.
[1935–40; hydro-1 + (geo) ponics]
hy`dro•pon′ic, adj.
hy`dro•pon′i•cal•ly, adv.
hy•drop•o•nist (haɪˈdrɒp ə nɪst) hy`dro•pon′i•cist, n.
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hy·dro·pon·ics

(hī′drə-pŏn′ĭks)
The growing of plants in water supplied with nutrients rather than in soil.
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hydroponics

the science of growing plants in specially prepared solutions instead of in soil. Cf. aquapontics.hydroponic, adj.
See also: Plants
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hydroponics

A method of growing plants in inert granules irrigated by a solution of nutrients.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydroponics - a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrientshydroponics - a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
drip culture - a hydroponic method of growing plants by allowing nutrient solutions to drip slowly onto an inert medium in which the plants are growing
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Translations

hydroponics

[ˌhaɪdrəʊˈpɒnɪks] NSINGhidroponia f
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hydroponics

[ˌhaɪdrəˈpɒnɪks] nsgidroponica
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