hydroponics

The growing of plants without soil. Plants are fed with an aerated solution of nutrients, and the roots are either supported within an inert matrix, or are freely floating in the nutrient solution.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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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 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 adjective… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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