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(Agriculture) (functioning as singular) the science of agriculture


(ˌdʒi əˈpɒn ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the art or science of agriculture.
2. gardening or farming in soil (contrasted with hydroponics).
[1600–10; < Greek geōponikós, derivative of geōpón(os) farmer]
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