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agribusiness

[ag-ruh-biz-nis] /ˈæg rəˌbɪz nɪs/
noun
1.
the businesses collectively associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products.
Also, agrobusiness.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; Americanism; agri- + business
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British Dictionary definitions for agribusiness

agribusiness

/ˈæɡrɪˌbɪznɪs/
noun
1.
the various businesses collectively that process, distribute, and support farm products
Word Origin
C20: from agri(culture) + business
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Word Origin and History for agribusiness
n.

1955, compound formed from agriculture + business.

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agribusiness in Culture

agribusiness definition


The part of the economy devoted to the production, processing, and distribution of food, including the financial institutions that fund these activities.

Note: Agribusiness emphasizes agriculture as a big business rather than as the work of small family farms.
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