Meaning of hydroponics in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪdrəˈpɒnɪks/

Translate hydroponics into Spanish

plural noun

treated as singular
  • The process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil.

    ‘He said processes such as hydroponics and growboxes are big cash generators but require start-up capital.’
    • ‘He later branched into dog-breeding and vegetables grown by hydroponics.’
    • ‘Don't forget alternatives like hydroponics, water gardens, air gardens etc.’
    • ‘When Barkman began to turn his attention to raising greenhouse vegetables, he started researching hydroponics which struck him as the best way to proceed.’
    • ‘A group of urban youngsters has turned a vacant piece of ground into a viable vegetable farm using hydroponics.’


1930s from hydro-‘of water’ + Greek ponos ‘labour’ + -ics.