eco·​sphere | \ ˈē-kō-ˌsfir How to pronounce ecosphere (audio) , ˈe-kō- How to pronounce ecosphere (audio) \

Definition of ecosphere

: the parts of the universe habitable by living organisms especially : biosphere sense 1

Examples of ecosphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neumann wanted to build a WeWork ecosphere that would one day pervade all aspects of society, the authors write. Washington Post, 22 July 2021 By going after these profits, our organization can contribute to several global challenges [including] the protection of our precious ecosphere. Dylan Tokar, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2020 Rodriguez, a Cuban-American, also explores gulfs — between cultures and between generations, and the widening one between humanity and our ecosphere., 26 Sep. 2019 Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Two floors of praying mantises, stick insects, tarantulas, and more, plus a 7,000-square-foot ecosphere filled with butterflies. Shannon Eblen,, 23 Aug. 2017 Thus, the whole global ecosphere is connected by an intricate web of funding. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of ecosphere

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ecosphere

eco- + -sphere, after ecosystem, biosphere

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“Ecosphere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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eco·​sphere | \ ˈē-kō-ˌsfi(ə)r How to pronounce ecosphere (audio) , ˈek-ō- How to pronounce ecosphere (audio) \

Medical Definition of ecosphere

: the parts of the universe habitable by living organisms especially : biosphere sense 1


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