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The science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.

[Middle English, from Latin agrīcultūra : agrī, genitive of ager, field; see agro- in Indo-European roots + cultūra, cultivation; see culture.]

ag′ri·cul′tur·al adj.
ag′ri·cul′tur·al·ly adv.
ag′ri·cul′tur·ist, ag′ri·cul′tur·al·ist n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agriculturalist - someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soilagriculturalist - someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster - a person who operates a farm
fruit grower - someone who grows fruit commercially
viticulturist - a cultivator of grape vine
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[ˌægrɪˈkʌltʃərəlɪst] N
1. (= farmer) → agricultor(a) m/f
2. (= professional expert) → perito/a m/f agrónomo/a
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[ˌægrɪˈkʌltʃərəlɪst] agriculturist [ˌægrɪˈkʌltʃərɪst] n (agricultural scientist) → agronomo/a
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Mr Curry is an experienced agriculturalist who joins Strutt & Parker from Muller Milk and Ingredients where he had a wide range of responsibilities including head of agricultural strategy and managing the company's technical and farm liaison teams.
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Paddy growers, who use hybrid seeds, are enjoying 60 per cent higher yield compared to traditional and old varieties," said Akram Elahi, an agriculturalist.
The article that follows, by Asuka Mizuno, taps into a previously neglected source to revise the common understanding by historians of Burma of the categories of 'agriculturalist' and 'non-agriculturalist', as used in colonial statistics and reports.

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