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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
  • 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 (such as:)
  • conditions in a geographic area
  • conditions that affect a particular activity — such as business, learning, or raising children
  • conditions that create a certain mood — such as one of romance or competition
  • conditions that impact a particular computer system, subsystem, or program
  • 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
  • I hoped they hated us, that they weren't full of that pity-the-victims-of-environment junk the social workers kept handing Curly Shepard every time he got sent off to reform school.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • environment = surrounding conditions
  • Sometimes these mutations occur during pregnancy. Sometimes they're inherited from one parent carrying the dominant gene. Sometimes they're caused by the interaction of many genes, possibly in combination with environmental factors.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
environmental = related to surrounding conditions

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