Meaning of aeroponic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛːrə(ʊ)ˈpɒnɪk/


  • Relating to or involving aeroponics, a plant-cultivation technique in which the roots hang suspended in the air while nutrient solution is delivered to them in the form of a fine mist.

    ‘aeroponic plants require no arable land or soil, and only minimal water’
    • ‘In recent years, hydroponic, aquaponic, and aeroponic farms—which grow produce in nutrient-rich solution without soil, often indoors—have boomed.’
    • ‘The facility contains rooms with rows of aeroponic pots for propagating cuttings from mother plants, growing them and producing flowers to be dried and sold.’
    • ‘Martin had developed a way to produce high quality vegetables, herbs, and strawberries by using vertical aeroponic production.’
    • ‘They're currently growing potato seeds using the aeroponic process: plants being grown in the absence of soil.’
    • ‘Indoor farming refers to crop cultivation using high-pressure sodium lamps or LEDs and growth in aeroponic and hydroponic systems.’
    • ‘The firm is well-established and operates nine indoor farms using its patented aeroponic system to grow many different types of leafy greens and herbs.’
    • ‘In Chicago, O'Hare Airport features a soilless aeroponic garden springing up vertically from the mezzanine level of Terminal 3.’
    • ‘Aeroponic plants require no arable land or soil, and only minimal water.’
    • ‘For her master's thesis, she built a slightly smaller indoor aeroponic system that consisted of modular planters made of inflatable plastic and suspended in three tiers by steel rods.’
    • ‘We are showcasing our commitment to sustainability with an aeroponic garden, vegetated roofs, and an apiary of 28 beehives.’


1960s blend of aero- and ponic after aeroponics.