Geoponic
Geoponic Ge`o*pon"ic, Geoponical Ge`o*pon"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?; ge`a, gh^, earth + ? toilsome, fr. ? labor: cf. F. g['e]oponique.] Pertaining to tillage of the earth, or agriculture. [1913 Webster]

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  • geoponic — [jē΄ō pän′ik] adj. [Gr geōponikos < geōponein, to till the ground < geō (see GEO ) + ponein, to toil < ponos, work, toil < IE base * (s)pen(d) , to pull, draw > SPIN] Rare related to agriculture …   English World dictionary

  • Geoponic — The terms geoponic and geoponics refer to growing plants in a normal soil. This is in contrast to hydroponics where the plants are grown in water, or aeroponics where the plants are grown suspended in air. The term originated as the Greek word… …   Wikipedia

  • geoponic — /jee euh pon ik/, adj. of or pertaining to tillage or agriculture; agricultural. [1600 10; < Gk geoponikós pertaining to husbandry, equiv. to geopón(os) husbandman (geo GEO + ponos, agentive deriv. of pónos work, labor + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • geoponic — a.; (also geoponical) Agricultural …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • geoponic — ge·o·pon·ic …   English syllables

  • geoponic — /dʒioʊˈpɒnɪk/ (say jeeoh ponik) adjective of or relating to tillage or agriculture; agricultural. {Greek geōponikos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • geoponic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • geoponic(al) —   a. agricultural.    ♦ geoponics, n. science of agriculture …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Geoponical — Geoponic Ge o*pon ic, Geoponical Ge o*pon ic*al, a. [Gr. ?; ge a, gh^, earth + ? toilsome, fr. ? labor: cf. F. g[ e]oponique.] Pertaining to tillage of the earth, or agriculture. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geoponics — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈpäniks noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Middle Greek geōponika, from Greek, neuter plural of geōponikos : an art or science of cultivating the earth : husbandry * * * /jee euh pon iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1.… …   Useful english dictionary

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