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  1. the science of agriculture

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The terms "geoponic" and "geoponics" refer to growing plants in a normal soil. This is in contrast to hydroponics where the plants are grown in water, or aeroponics where the plants are grown suspended in air.
The term originated as the Greek word for farming.

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agrarianism, agricultural geology, agriculture, agrology, agronomics, agronomy, contour farming, cultivation, culture, dirt farming, dry farming, dryland farming, farm economy, farming, fruit farming, grain farming, husbandry, hydroponics, intensive farming, mixed farming, rural economy, sharecropping, strip farming, subsistence farming, tank farming, thremmatology, tillage, tilth, truck farming
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