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agriculture

 
Noun agriculture has 4 senses
  1. agribusiness, agriculture, factory farm - a large-scale farming enterprise
    --1 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
  2. farming, agriculture, husbandry - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
    --2 is a kind of cultivation
    --2 has parts: tilling; harvest, harvest time
    --2 has particulars:
     animal husbandry; arboriculture, tree farming; dairying, dairy farming; gardening, horticulture; hydroponics, aquiculture, tank farming; mixed farming; planting; ranching; strip cropping; subsistence farming; truck farming
  3. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Department, Agriculture, USDA - the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
    --3 is a kind of executive department
  4. agriculture - the class of people engaged in growing food
    --4 is a kind of
    class, social class, socio-economic class
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