Agronomy vs Breeding - What's the difference?

agronomy | breeding |


As nouns the difference between agronomy and breeding

is that agronomy is the science of utilizing plants, animals and soils for food, fuel, feed, and fiber and more to do this effectively and sustainably, agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, animal sciences and soil science while breeding is the process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.

As an adjective breeding is

of, relating to or used for breeding.

As a verb breeding is

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agronomy

English

Noun

(agronomies)
  • The science of utilizing plants, animals and soils for food, fuel, feed, and fiber and more. To do this effectively and sustainably, agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, animal sciences and soil science.
  • Synonyms

    * (science of using plants and animals) husbandry

    breeding

    Noun

    (-)
  • The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, page=222, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  • The act of copulation in animals.
  • The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  • Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She had her breeding at my father's charge.
  • Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding .
  • (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, relating to or used for breeding.
  • Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Derived terms

    * breeding ground

    Verb

    (head)
  • Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.

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