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agronomy

[uh-gron-uh-mee] /əˈgrɒn ə mi/
noun
1.
the science of soil management and the production of field crops.
Also, agronomics
[ag-ruh-nom-iks] /ˌæg rəˈnɒm ɪks/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; agro- + -nomy
Related forms
agronomic, agronomical, adjective
agronomically, adverb
agronomist, noun
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  • Traditional agronomy transfers genes between plants whose kinship lets them interbreed.
  • The agronomy may be a necessary part of the explanation but it's far from sufficient.
British Dictionary definitions for agronomy

agronomy

/əˈɡrɒnəmɪ/
noun
1.
the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production
Derived Forms
agronomist, noun
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Word Origin and History for agronomy
n.

"science of land management for crop production," 1814, from French agronomie, from Greek agronomos "overseer of land," from agros "field" (see acre) + -nomos "law or custom, administering," related to nemein "manage" (see numismatics). Related: Agronomist; agronomic.

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agronomy in Science
agronomy
  (ə-grŏn'ə-mē)   
The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
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