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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 objects and conditions that exist in a place and influence how people feel and develop.
A safe environment is important for the proper development of a child.Problems with the boss create a bad work environment.
synonyms:
setting
similar words:
atmosphere, background, climate, element, situation
definition 2: everything that surrounds living things and affects growth and health; the natural world.
Taking care of the environment is crucial for the survival of all living things.
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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