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1  —as in:
the environmental movement
Definition the natural world (life, air, water, land...) — 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
  • Aside from corruption and bad government, my father's main concern in those days was the environment.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • environment = natural world (the quality of human, animal, and plant life)
  • 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
  • It is unquestionably beautiful, but its beauty is obscured by the environmental waste and loose trash that scatters the countryside.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • environmental = relating to the natural world
  • Mr. Eberhardt explained that he had borrowed the file, xeroxed every page, and then taken the material to some lawyers who were experts on environmental matters.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • environmental = the quality of human, animal, and plant life
  • Consequently, the Environmental Impact Statement conveniently disappeared from the city files.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • environmental impact statement = a report on the effects of certain actions upon the quality of human, animal, and plant life
  • The missing Environmental Impact Statement made the front page of the Gazette and ultimately proved to be the fatal blow to the pancake-house project.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
environmental impact statement = a report on the effects of certain actions upon the quality of human, animal, and plant life

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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 inhabitants of these offices were creatures of their environment: little gray-faced men, they seemed untouched by wind or sun.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • environment = surrounding conditions
  • The home environment can undo a lot you try to do at school.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • environment = surrounding conditions
  • But I was so impressed by the environment that "being myself" meant staring slack-jawed at the fineries of the restaurant and wondering how much they cost.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
environment = surrounding conditions

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