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environment
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
the environmental movement
Definition the natural world (air, water, land, life) — often used in reference to the impact of human technology
  • She made the environment the top concern in her speech and warned against spoiling the earth.
environment = the natural world
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Her lecture is on energy and the environment.
  • environment = the natural world
  • I am researching the environmental impact of electric cars.
  • environmental = relating to the natural world
  • The Broarwood Nature Reserve, as you know, is dedicated to preserving our natural resources and the environment.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • environment = the natural world
  • His advisers, who had updates on infrastructure and some environmental concerns, were seated to one side, and the camera cut to show them.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • environmental = related to the natural world
  • THE ENVIRONMENT, he wrote on the chalkboard, and added: OUR WORLD!
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • environment = the natural world
  • "So, what are some really important things?" he asked us. ... FAMILY. PARENTS. PETS.
      One girl called out: "The environment!"
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
environment = the natural world

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2  —as in:
her family environment
Definition surrounding conditions
in various senses, including:
  • conditions in a location or geographic area — as in "the desert environment"
  • conditions that affect a particular activity — as in "the learning environment"
  • conditions that create a certain mood — as in "a competitive environment," or "a romantic environment,"
  • conditions that impact a particular computer system, subsystem, or program — as in "the Windows environment"
  • Cactus survives in the harsh desert environment.
environment = surrounding conditions
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We create a supportive environment where it's safe to take chances.
  • environment = surrounding conditions
  • She does well in a competitive environment.
  • It's not a good environment for raising children.
  • The company provides a comfortable working environment.
  • The program is optimized for the Windows environment.
  • Numerous environmental factors can impact expression of the gene.
  • The home environment can undo a lot you try to do at school.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • environment = surrounding conditions
  • The desert is the environment of revelation, genetically and physiologically alien, sensorily austere, esthetically abstract, historically inimical....
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • environment = surrounding conditions
  • He learn new social life, new environment of old ways, the politics, the law, the finance, the science, the habit of a new land and a new people who have come to be since he was.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
environment = surrounding conditions

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