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 venue featured a pale facsimile -- ripped off by a local design institute -- of the firm's plans for a striking conservatory filled with lush biomes, recalled Ralph Hawkins, HKS' chairman emeritus. 2. Dallas News, "Castro rises in poll, outrage over Texas immigration detention centers grows, new Dallas voting plan," 4 July 2019 The trailer began with commercial aircraft flying over densely detailed cities and biomes, then shifted the perspective to a stunt-plane flight over prairies and cities. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Xbox at E3: Halo Infinite leads massive first-party deluge of Xbox, PC games," 10 June 2019 Tundras are among the world's coldest, harshest biomes, with extreme temperatures and low rainfall. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, "Tundra threats, explained," 19 June 2019 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

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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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