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Definition of "monocultures" [monocultures]

  • Plural form of monoculture. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "monocultures" in a sentence
  • "My attempt at summarizing his argument would be to say the next president should move the US away from industrial agriculture, based in monocultures that rely on chemical fertilizers and pesticides."
  • "These "monocultures" -- field plantings of a single crop, usually corn, cotton or soy -- have relied heavily on oil and resource inputs the third world can't afford."
  • "One of the things he has worried - and warned - about is the danger represented by IT "monocultures" - the situation that arises when everyone uses the same software, for example, and therefore everyone shares the same vulnerability to a computer virus or other security threat."