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

How to pronounce environment?

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How to say environment in sign language?

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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. David Carrasco:

    What they're doing is they're communicating with those levels of the environment that they live in because they know that they've been given the gift of life.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    It's been almost a Wild West environment, i think a lot of women find that distasteful, to be in a situation sort of resembling a locker-room.

  3. Phillip Gregory:

    The administration has done an inadequate job in getting where we need to be [in protecting the environment] and contesting this case is just another example of how [Obama] is supporting the fossil fuel industry.

  4. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell:

    This proposed rule would accomplish what Americans expect from their government -- a modern and balanced approach to energy development that safeguards our environment, protects water quality, supports the energy needs of the nation, and makes coalfield communities more resilient for a diversified economic future.

  5. Ateev Mehrotra:

    It's a hamster wheel environment.

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