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a combining form meaning “field,” “soil,” “crop production,” used in the formation of compound words:
< Greek, combining form of agrós tilled land. See acre Unabridged
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Examples from the web for agro
  • Another consideration is that new high tech agro techniques are cutting down a lot on usage of pesticides and herbicides.
  • Their economy is based on mineral and agro-processing.
  • But sugar now also forms the nucleus of a new agro-industrial and renewable-energy complex.
  • The economists were able to use measures of agro-climatic conditions to predict which parts of the world would adopt the plough.
  • Big irrigation projects have made the desert bloom and enabled an agro-export boom.
  • Unfortunately the roaming cattle ranchers follow a different logic and will not be turned into agro-businessmen overnight.
  • Nevertheless, there are agricultural production elements common to all agro-ecological zones of the country.
British Dictionary definitions for agro


combining form
denoting fields, soil, or agriculture: agronomy
Word Origin
from Greek agros field
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Word Origin and History for agro


word-forming element meaning "pertaining to agriculture or cultivation," from Greek agro-, comb. form of agros "field" (see acre).

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