agrarian agrarian  /ə ˈɡrɛ ri ən/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to rural matters

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the seventies, millions of innocent people were killed in South East Asia in the name of agrarian utopia.
  2. Yvonne's story of transformation from her modest, agrarian roots to a top model is fascinating.
  3. India, which was an agrarian economy, is slowly moving towards the industrial and services sectors.

News

  • An alternative to college?

    In the 20th century, America shifted from an agrarian society to a manufacturing society, and as a result the education requirements for a job went up: Workers needed to be able to follow directions, mathematically calculate with numbers while working machines, communicate with their co-workers and read training materials. A high school degree became the minimum job educational requirement ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Macon Telegraph

Quotes

  1. "When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that's what you needed on the farms," said Jobs, going on to say that as cities and the technology developed, things like power steering and automatic transmission became popular....
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: PCR-online.biz

  2. "At this juncture, delayed monsoons have impacted many parts of the country's agrarian economy," Mukherjee told a meeting with top industrialists in New Delhi, organised by a television channel. "Mitigating the impact of deficient monsoon is...
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Hindustan Times

  3. Pope Benedict told the new ambassador: "Carefully planned agrarian reforms can benefit a society by instilling a sense of common responsibility and stimulating individual initiative, making it possible for a nation both to feed its own and expand...
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic Weekly

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