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environment

en·vi·ron·ment

environment

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn vaI rn mnt [or] ihn vaI rn mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the things and conditions that are all around one.
The many stuffed animals and family pictures on the walls make her room a comforting environment.My sister says the pizza shop is a friendly environment to work in.
synonyms:
setting, surroundings
similar words:
atmosphere, background, circumstances, climate, element, medium, situation
definition 2: everything that surrounds a particular type of living thing and affects its growth and health.
Many tropical birds thrive in the environment of a rain forest.
synonyms:
habitat, surroundings
similar words:
medium
definition 3: all the things together that surround animals and humans in the natural world, including the air, the water, and the soil (preceded by "the").
Air pollution from cars is one of the causes of harm to the environment.
derivations: environmental (adj.), environmentally (adv.)
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  • environmental:
    having to do with the environment.
  • environmentally:
    in a way that affects the environment.
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