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Definition of Permaculture

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

Permaculture Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: per·ma·cul·ture

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈpərməˌkəltʃər/
  • British English – /ˈpəːməkʌltʃə/

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 February 16, 2020 (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 February 16, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/permaculture/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“permaculture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/permaculture/>.