bi·​ome | \ ˈbī-ˌōm How to pronounce biome (audio) \

Definition of biome

: a major ecological community type (such as tropical rain forest, grassland, or desert)

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The developers making the presentation referred to them as biomes. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "How Just Cause 4’s tornado works, and a glimpse at all the chaos you cause," 14 June 2018 Fortnite entered Season 5 this week, adding a desert biome, a viking ship, and a bunch of other weird stuff. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: More Witcher games, new Commandos, and Darksiders III gets a release date," 13 July 2018 In some biomes, a dusting of snow can help prevent the ground from freezing, allowing root systems to survive the winter. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Winters are warming faster than summers. These US cities could lose weeks of freezing days by 2050.," 21 Dec. 2018 The world’s great launch facilities each have their own characteristic biome. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "As the SpaceX steamroller surges, European rocket industry vows to resist," 20 July 2018 This season is a collision of worlds, blasting together items and biomes from across time and space and scattering them across the map. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Fortnite Season 5 Is Here, and the Rest of the Week in Games," 13 July 2018 But that doesn’t quite cover Flaherty’s unique role in the biome of Boston medicine. Eric Boodman, STAT, "It’s not ‘all in your head’: When other doctors give up on patients, a boundary-breaking neurologist treats them," 19 June 2018 This would explain the references to fixing the climate control program, the sun being in impossible places in the sky, and how different terrestrial biomes can exist so close together. Meagan Fredette,, "This Westworld Theory Points Out A Major Connection To The Truman Show," 17 June 2018 The Indianapolis Zoo will open a new exhibit Saturday in its Oceans biome area, where caretakers will tell visitors about how its inhabitants love to swim and dive. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "New Macaque monkeys at Indianapolis Zoo known for swimming, diving and photo-bombing," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of biome

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biome

bi- entry 2 + -ome

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bi·​ome | \ ˈbī-ˌōm How to pronounce biome (audio) \

Kids Definition of biome

: a major type of community of distinctive plants and animals living together in a particular climate and physical environment

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