What does Environment mean?

Definitions for Environment
ɛnˈvaɪ rən mənt, -ˈvaɪ ərn-en·vi·ron·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. environmentnoun

    the totality of surrounding conditions

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

  2. environment, environs, surroundings, surroundnoun

    the area in which something exists or lives

    "the country--the flat agricultural surround"

Wiktionary

  1. environmentnoun

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

  2. environmentnoun

    The natural world or ecosystem.

  3. environmentnoun

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

  4. environmentnoun

    A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

  5. environmentnoun

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

    That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.

  6. environmentnoun

    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. environmentnoun

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

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

ChatGPT

  1. environment

    Environment refers to the surroundings and conditions that exist in a particular place, including the physical, biological, and social factors that influence and interact with living organisms and their surroundings. It encompasses natural features such as land, water, air, and ecosystems, as well as human-built elements like buildings, infrastructure, and cultural systems. The environment plays a fundamental role in supporting the life and well-being of all species, including humans, and is vital for ecological balance and sustainability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Environmentnoun

    act of environing; state of being environed

  2. Environmentnoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. environment

    An area of space that people, animals and other living organisms live, exist or share.

    The outdoor environment is as important as the home or office environment


    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Environment

    the sum of the influences surrounding or acting upon an organism.

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Environment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Environment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Environment in a Sentence

  1. Di Maio:

    The plan as regards both the environment and jobs is not satisfactory. We expect proposals from ArcelorMittal which are better, much better.

  2. The CDC:

    With states, cities, and communities around the United States experiencing different levels of coronavirus transmission, jurisdictions should ensure appropriate public health strategies are in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the first step in creating a safer school environment, then, working in collaboration with their state and local health departments, school administrators can employ strategies that best match the local conditions and actions that are practical and feasible in their schools to help protect the health and safety of everyone -- including students, teachers, and other staff.

  3. Helen Chu:

    All of us in infectious diseases are just holding our breath right now to see what happens when the flu comes back, because it is heading into an environment where children have not seen it, for many of them, this will be their first exposure, and I’m just worried about how sick they might get once they get it.

  4. Zhang Zhenhui:

    In the environment of a Sino-US trade war, in the 'white terror' of a technology war, all executive presidents including me have signed termination contracts to formally leave the company yesterday.

  5. Deven Choksey:

    Global financial investors are staying away from commodities given the fall in prices. So, Coal India and ONGC will find it difficult to attract quality investors, in the case of IOC, it is mainly a domestic retailer and has a lot to do with the domestic economy. The fall in crude prices and government decision not to charge (an) oil subsidy will make it (IOC) a better choice in the current environment.

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