What does environment mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word environment.

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.

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

  2. environmentnoun

    The natural world or ecosystem.

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

  3. environmentnoun

    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. environmentnoun

    A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

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

  5. environmentnoun

    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. 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.

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

  7. environmentnoun

    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. Environmentnoun

    act of environing; state of being environed

    Etymology: [Cf. F. environnement.]

  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

    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. Sid Mokhtari:

    It's a more stable environment right now, given that we've taken away the volatility with the big selloff we had in the oil patch.

  2. William Jackson Harper:

    I've learned in a very visceral way that people make the world, and the world that we are so privileged to inhabit for these past four seasons is beautiful, and wonderful, and full of good feelings and positivity and kindness, and there's no way to have that environment at work and not feel like,' Well, why can't this be what the rest of my life is like ?' So coming away from the show, I want to make sure that I try to put as much good into the world as I can going forward.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fettig:

    We've been able to respond very quickly to changes in our market and environment, because that is the world we live in. So I feel very good about what we've been able to do over the last year.

  4. Lorenzo Fioramonti:

    I want to make the Italian education system the first education system that puts the environment and society at the core of everything we learn in school.

  5. Divas Matinyadze:

    As beekeepers we jealously look after the environment because beekeeping depends on good water sources and good forage for pollen, there are lots of trees where my beehives are.

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