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environment
used in White Noise

8 uses
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1  —2 uses 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"
  • We are quartered in Centenary Hal l, a dark brick structure we share with the popular culture department, known officially as American environments.
    1 — Waves and Radiation (6% in)
  • He'd been having trouble, he said, establishing an Elvis Presley power base in the department of American environments.
    1 — Waves and Radiation (58% in)

There are no more uses of "environment" flagged with this meaning in White Noise.

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • We're two academics in an intellectual environment.
    3 — Dylarama (77% in)
  • It was an eerie thing to see, shamefully fascinating, as a seizure might be if witnessed in a controlled environment.
    1 — Waves and Radiation (49% in)
  • He would be truthful and earnest, serving no special interest; he would have an awareness of the environment; his knowledge of chemistry would be fresh and up-to-date.
    2 — The Airborne Toxic Event (40% in)
  • Wonder drugs mass-produced aboard UFO pharmaceutical labs in the weightless environment of space will lead to cures for anxiety, obesity and mood swings.
    2 — The Airborne Toxic Event (67% in)
  • I was suddenly aware of the dense environmental texture.
    3 — Dylarama (1% in)
  • I met Murray after his car crash seminar and we wandered along the fringes of the campus, past the cedar-shingled condominiums set in the trees in their familiar defensive posture—a cluster of dwellings blending so well with the environment that birds kept flying into the plate-glass windows.
    3 — Dylarama (71% in)

There are no more uses of "environment" in White Noise.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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