What does environment mean?

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

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. environment(Noun)

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

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

  2. environment(Noun)

    The natural world or ecosystem.

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

  3. environment(Noun)

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

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

  4. environment(Noun)

    A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

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

  5. environment(Noun)

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

    That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.

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

  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.

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

  7. environment(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Environment(noun)

    act of environing; state of being environed

    Etymology: [Cf. F. environnement.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. environnement.]

Freebase

  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.

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. Alejo Czerwonko:

    It is not good news for the fiscal consolidation process because it will delay the 2015 and 2016 budgets, the country is running a 9.5% of GDP fiscal deficit, so you need to get that under control. This is hurting the fiscal consolidation process, which in turn is hurting the macro economic environment.

  2. Sarah Clark:

    Whether in all circumstance that's going to be the right approach to pay is the subject of debate at the moment, the core of the debate is over whether somebody's payment details can safely be stored and used in a cloud-based environment, or if we still need to have a security module in the phone itself.

  3. Brian Cornell:

    It's still a very solid and healthy consumer environment, we're well positioned to take advantage of that.

  4. Andy Bastable:

    By lighting bits of the camp using this technology we can create a safe environment so that women can go out, use the toilets at night, do things at night in a safer environment.

  5. The Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    We're paying for police misconduct instead of teacher salaries and benefits, you have police trying to police poverty, which is a pressure-cooker environment.

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