the totality of surrounding conditions
"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
environment, environs, surroundings, surround(noun)
the area in which something exists or lives
"the country--the flat agricultural surround"
The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.
The natural world or ecosystem.
All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.
A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.
The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.
That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.
The environment of a function at a point during the execution of a program is the set of identifiers in the function's scope and their bindings at that point.
The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.
Origin: As if environ + -ment; compare to environnement.
act of environing; state of being environed
that which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in their growth and development
Origin: [Cf. F. environnement.]
The biophysical environment is the biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism, or population, and includes particularly the factors that have an influence in their survival, development and evolution. The naked term environment can make reference to different concepts, but it is often used as a short form for the biophysical environment. This practice is common, for instance, among governments, that usually name their departments and agencies dealing with the biophysical environment with denominations like Environment Agency. Whereas the expression "the environment" is often used to refer to the global environment, usually as referred to humanity, the number of biophysical environments is countless, given that it is always possible to consider an additional living organism that has its own environment.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a term of extensive use in biological science, especially employed to denote the external conditions which go to determine modifications in the development of organic life to the extent often of producing new species.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Environment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #759
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Environment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1065
Rank popularity for the word 'Environment' in Nouns Frequency: #285
The numerical value of Environment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Environment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context -- a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.
We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back?
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Translations for Environment
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- محيط, بيئةArabic
- окръжение, обстановка, околна средаBulgarian
- prostředí, životní prostředí, okolíCzech
- miljø, omgivelserDanish
- Umfeld, Umgebung, UmweltGerman
- medio, ambiente, entorno, ecosistema, naturaleza, medioambiente, programa, medio ambiente, sistema operativo, climaSpanish
- پیرامون, محیطPersian
- àrainneachdScottish Gaelic
- पर्यावरण, वातावरणHindi
- anviwònmanHaitian Creole
- környék, környezetHungarian
- 환경, 環境Korean
- aotūroa, taiaoMāori
- milieu, omgevingDutch
- środowisko, ekosystemPolish
- meio ambiente, meio, ambiente, arredoresPortuguese
- sistem de operare, mediu ambiant, ambianță, ecosistem, climat, ambient, mediuRomanian
- окружающая среда, среда, конфигурация, окружение, ОкруRussian
- okolina, окружење, екосустав, околина, okruženje, ekosustavSerbo-Croatian
- miljö, omgivning, ekosystem, naturSwedish
- навколишнє середовищеUkrainian
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