Meaning of “agribusiness” in the English Dictionary

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"agribusiness" in British English

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agribusinessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæɡ.riˌbɪz.nɪs/ us /ˈæɡ.rəˌbɪz.nɪs/ specialized

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  • Despite denials by many scientists and large agribusinesses, there seems reason to be cautious. Recently, a study that tested 957 non-organic foods found that 203 still had some pesticides, including nearly all of the bread tested. 

(Definition of “agribusiness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"agribusiness" in Business English

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agribusinessnoun

/ˈæɡriˌbɪznɪs/ uk us PRODUCTION

[ U ] the different types of businesses that are involved in farming, such as growing crops, supplying seeds, manufacturing farm equipment, and marketing farm products:

Over half the nation’s land area is devoted to farming and approximately 16% of total employment is in agribusiness.

[ C or U ] farming using modern equipment and methods, considered an important industry:

The term “agribusiness” is sometimes used negatively by critics of large-scale, industrialized food production.

(Definition of “agribusiness” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)