hydroponics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: hydr- + -ponics (as in geoponics agriculture) Date: 1937 the growing of plants in nutrient solutions with or without an inert medium (as soil) to provide mechanical support • hydroponic adjectivehydroponically adverb

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  • Hydroponics — (from the Greek words hydro (water) and ponos (labour) is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium,… …   Wikipedia

  • hydroponics — 1937, formed in English from HYDRO (Cf. hydro ) + ponics, from Gk. ponein to labor, toil, from ponos labor (see SPAN (Cf. span) (v.)). Related: Hydroponic (adj.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydroponics — ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the growing of plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil. DERIVATIVES hydroponic adjective hydroponically adverb. ORIGIN from Greek hud r water + ponos labour …   English terms dictionary

  • hydroponics — ☆ hydroponics [hī΄drə pän′iks ] n. [ HYDRO + (GEO)PON(IC) + ICS] the science of growing or the production of plants in nutrient rich solutions or moist inert material, instead of in soil hydroponic adj. hydroponically adv. hydroponicist [hī΄drə… …   English World dictionary

  • hydroponics — hydroponic, adj. hydroponically, adv. hydroponist /huy drop euh nist/, hydroponicist, n. /huy dreuh pon iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil; soilless… …   Universalium

  • hydroponics — hidroponika statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Augalų auginimas maistinguose tirpaluose be dirvožemio. atitikmenys: angl. hydroponics vok. Hydroponik, f rus. водная культура, f; гидропоника, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hydroponics — hidroponika statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Augalų auginimas maitinamuosiuose tirpaluose be dirvožemio. atitikmenys: angl. hydroponics rus. гидропоника …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • hydroponics — noun the cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution rather than in the soil …   Wiktionary

  • hydroponics — Synonyms and related words: agrarianism, agricultural geology, agriculture, agrology, agronomics, agronomy, algology, aquiculture, botany, bryology, contour farming, cultivation, culture, dendrology, dirt farming, dry farming, dryland farming,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hydroponics — hy|dro|pon|ics [ ,haıdrə panıks ] noun uncount a method of growing plants in water that has special food in it but no soil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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