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.

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.]

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.

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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. Omar Terrie:

    It is our sincere hope that GovernorMills and the Maine Legislature will reconsider this legislation next year after they see how it will negatively impact the environment and local businesses and consumers.

  2. Tom Bernard:

    He was a great manager, but it was a rough and tumble environment and he liked to throw a piece of meat in a cage and see who got it.

  3. David Klink:

    These stocks offer investors a positive exposure to geopolitical risks where the so-called threat environment keeps increasing and that's only going to benefit the defense contractors.

  4. Lori Heinel:

    We saw lots of volatility in fixed income and currency, but not until the last few weeks have we seen it manifest in equity markets. We’re in a slow-growth mode environment where we have major players jockeying to maintain growth and capture whatever growth they can. It will lead to more volatility in bonds, currency, and stocks as participants grapple with the net impact to profitability.

  5. Kinngai Chan:

    The macro environment does not look good at the moment and if it gets worse, Intel could see a further downside to its outlook.

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