Hydroponics



[hahy-druh-pon-iks] /ˌhaɪ drəˈpɒn ɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil; soilless growth of plants.
Compare , (def 2).
/ˌhaɪdrəʊˈpɒnɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a method of cultivating plants by growing them in gravel, etc, through which water containing dissolved inorganic nutrient salts is pumped Also called aquiculture
n.

1937, formed in English from hydro- + -ponics, from Greek ponein “to labor, toil,” from ponos “labor” (see span (v.)). Related: Hydroponic (adj.).
hydroponics
(hī’drə-pŏn’ĭks)
The cultivation of plants in a nutrient-rich solution, rather than in soil, and under controlled conditions of light, temperature, and humidity. Also called aquaculture.
hydroponics [(heye-druh-pon-iks)]

Cultivating plants in an artificial environment in which the necessary nutrients are carried to the roots in a liquid mixture.

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