Definitions for abioticˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bi•ot•icˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i-(adj.)

  1. of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of abiotic:

1890–95

a`bi•ot′i•cal•ly(adv.)

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  1. abiotic(Adjective)

    Nonliving, inanimate, characterised by the absence of life; of inorganic matter.

  2. abiotic(Adjective)

    tending to inhibit or destroy life; antibiotic.

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1874.

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  1. Abiotic component

    In ecology and biology, abiotic components are non-living chemical and physical factors in the environment, which affect ecosystems. Abiotic phenomena underlie all of biology. The abiotic factors of an ecosystem can be listed through SWATS: Soil, Water, Air, Temperature, and Sunlight.

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