contour farming

contour farming
contour cultivation, contour farming or contour ploughing noun
The ploughing (and planting) of sloping land along the contour lines to counter erosion
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Main Entry:contour

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  • contour — [kän′to͞or΄] n. [Fr < It contorno < LL contornare, to go around < L com , intens. + tornare, to turn in a lathe: see TURN] 1. the outline of a figure, mass, land, etc. 2. the representation of such an outline vt. 1. to make a contour or… …   English World dictionary

  • contour cultivation — contour cultivation, contour farming or contour ploughing noun The ploughing (and planting) of sloping land along the contour lines to counter erosion • • • Main Entry: ↑contour …   Useful english dictionary

  • contour ploughing — contour cultivation, contour farming or contour ploughing noun The ploughing (and planting) of sloping land along the contour lines to counter erosion • • • Main Entry: ↑contour …   Useful english dictionary

  • contour — I. noun Etymology: French, from Italian contorno, from contornare to round off, from Medieval Latin, to turn around, from Latin com + tornare to turn on a lathe more at turn Date: 1662 1. an outline especially of a curving or irregular figure ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • farming — Synonyms and related words: agrarian, agrarianism, agricultural, agricultural geology, agriculture, agrology, agronomic, agronomics, agronomy, arable, contour farming, cultivation, culture, dirt farming, dry farming, dryland farming, farm, farm… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • farming — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. agriculture, tillage, cultivation, husbandry, farm management, ranching, sharecropping, homesteading, plantation, horticulture, business of operating a farm, geoponics, agronomics, soil culture, agronomy, pomology,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Contour Crafting — is a construction process under development by Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California s Information Sciences Institute (in the Viterbi School of Engineering) that uses a computer controlled crane or gantry to build edifices… …   Wikipedia

  • Contour bunding — is a scheme to prevent erosion and promote better utilization of rainwater. Farmers put stones around the contours of slopes to keep rainwater and accompanying soil within the farming area long enough for it to soak in. This preserves agrarian… …   Wikipedia

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