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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
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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