Definitions for environment
ɛnˈvaɪ rən mənt, -ˈvaɪ ərn-en·vi·ron·ment
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the totality of surrounding conditions
"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
environment, environs, surroundings, surroundnoun
the area in which something exists or lives
"the country--the flat agricultural surround"
The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.
The natural world or ecosystem.
All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.
A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.
The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.
That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.
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.
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.
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.
act of environing; state of being environed
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.]
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
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
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
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
the sum of the influences surrounding or acting upon an organism.
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Rank popularity for the word 'environment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #759
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Rank popularity for the word 'environment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1065
Rank popularity for the word 'environment' in Nouns Frequency: #285
The numerical value of environment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of environment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
You can look at the build-up of plastic in Earth's oceans, and the build-up of junk in orbit around the Earth as being very similar, the Earth environment and the space environment -- is The Earth environment.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back
Rocks are collected from the environment and there's bacteria in the environment, so if the rocks weren't sterilized before they went in, that's a possibility, the other thing is the possibility that another component was contaminated and the rocks made a little micro-environment in that bottle for the bacteria to grow in.
The construction site for us, as a robotics researcher, is an interesting environment because it somewhere in between the completely planned and controlled environment of a factory or a lab floor, and the completely chaotic environment of outdoors, so it's kind of a semi-structured environment where we can test and develop the technology that is required for robots to move around and do useful things in such environments.
We need this education to promote an inclusive environment, an accepting environment, because LGBTQ-plus teens, they have incredibly high rates of suicide, but when they are placed in an environment that’s accepting to them and inclusive to them, those suicide rates drop drastically.
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- محيط, بيئةArabic
- околна среда, обстановка, окръжениеBulgarian
- životní prostředí, prostředí, okolíCzech
- omgivelser, miljøDanish
- Umwelt, Umfeld, UmgebungGerman
- programa, clima, sistema operativo, ecosistema, naturaleza, medioambiente, medio ambiente, entorno, medio, ambienteSpanish
- پیرامون, محیطPersian
- àrainneachdScottish Gaelic
- वातावरण, पर्यावरणHindi
- anviwònmanHaitian Creole
- környezet, környékHungarian
- lingkungan HidupIndonesian
- 環境, 환경Korean
- aotūroa, taiaoMāori
- omgeving, milieuDutch
- ekosystem, środowiskoPolish
- arredores, ambiente, meio ambiente, meioPortuguese
- ambient, mediu, climat, ecosistem, sistem de operare, mediu ambiant, ambianțăRomanian
- окружение, конфигурация, Окру, окружающая среда, средаRussian
- okruženje, okolina, окружење, ekosustav, екосустав, околинаSerbo-Croatian
- omgivning, natur, miljö, ekosystemSwedish
- навколишнє середовищеUkrainian
- xung quanhVietnamese
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