Definitions for Environmentɛnˈvaɪ rən mənt, -ˈvaɪ ərn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. environment(noun)

    the totality of surrounding conditions

    "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

  2. environment, environs, surroundings, surround(noun)

    the area in which something exists or lives

    "the country--the flat agricultural surround"


  1. environment(Noun)

    The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.

  2. environment(Noun)

    The natural world or ecosystem.

  3. environment(Noun)

    All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.

  4. environment(Noun)

    A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

  5. environment(Noun)

    The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.

    That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.

  6. environment(Noun)

    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.

  7. environment(Noun)

    The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.

  8. Origin: As if environ + -ment; compare to environnement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Environment(noun)

    act of environing; state of being environed

  2. Environment(noun)

    that which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in their growth and development

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. environnement.]


  1. Environment

    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

  1. Environment

    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

  1. Environment

    The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Environment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #759

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Environment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1065

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Environment' in Nouns Frequency: #285

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  • محيط, بيئةArabic
  • окръжение, обстановка, околна средаBulgarian
  • prostředí, životní prostředí, okolíCzech
  • miljø, omgivelserDanish
  • Umfeld, Umgebung, UmweltGerman
  • περιβάλλονGreek
  • ĉirkaŭaĵoEsperanto
  • medio, ambiente, entorno, ecosistema, naturaleza, medioambiente, programa, medio ambiente, sistema operativo, climaSpanish
  • پیرامون, محیطPersian
  • ympäristöFinnish
  • environnementFrench
  • àrainneachdScottish Gaelic
  • पर्यावरण, वातावरणHindi
  • anviwònmanHaitian Creole
  • környék, környezetHungarian
  • ambienteItalian
  • 環境Japanese
  • გარემოGeorgian
  • 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
  • పర్యావరణంTelugu
  • สภาพแวดล้อมThai
  • навколишнє середовищеUkrainian
  • סבֿיבֿהYiddish
  • 环境Chinese

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