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 Rodriguez, a Cuban-American, also explores gulfs — between cultures and between generations, and the widening one between humanity and our ecosphere., "At the BCA, an artist’s show-shopping video ties personal loss to ecological disaster - The Boston Globe," 26 Sep. 2019 Increases self reliance Amazon is an ecosphere unto itself. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Here's Why Amazon Wants to Start Its Own Delivery Service," 9 Feb. 2018 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,, "Lesser-known museums to visit before summer ends," 23 Aug. 2017 Thus, the whole global ecosphere is connected by an intricate web of funding. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, "Goodbye, My Funding," 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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The first known use of ecosphere was in 1953

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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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