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English noun: agriculture

1. agriculture (act) a large-scale farming enterprise

Synonymsagribusiness, factory farm

Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

2. agriculture (act) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Synonymsfarming, husbandry

Broader (hypernym)cultivation

Narrower (hyponym)animal husbandry, aquiculture, arboriculture, dairy farming, dairying, gardening, horticulture, hydroponics, mixed farming, planting, ranching, strip cropping, subsistence farming, tank farming, tree farming, truck farming

Part holonymharvest, harvest time, tilling

Domain category membersbroadcast, carry, crop, cultivate, cultivate, cultivation, disk, farm, feed, fertilise, fertilize, grow, harrow, hoe, inseminate, overcrop, overcultivate, plough, plow, produce, raise, reseed, ridge, seed, smut, sow, sow, sow in, thrash, thresh, till, turn, work

3. Agriculture (group) 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

SynonymsAgriculture Department, Department of Agriculture, USDA

Broader (hypernym)executive department

4. agriculture (group) the class of people engaged in growing food

Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

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