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permaculture

Definition of Permaculture

(noun) The development of human communities and agricultural ecosystems that are intended to be permanent and sustainable.

Permaculture Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈpərməˌkəltʃər/
    • British English
      • /ˈpəːməkʌltʃə/
  • Syllabification: (per·ma·cul·ture)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: permacultures
  • A (noun) permaculturist or (noun) permaculturalist studies permaculture.

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Cite the Definition of Permaculture

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “permaculture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/permaculture/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

permaculture. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/permaculture/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “permaculture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/permaculture/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“permaculture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/permaculture/>.