Definition of ecosystem
: the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit
Recent Examples of ecosystem from the Web
With Siri and a clear hole in its ecosystem, Apple is banking that its second try at a speaker product will do better.
The Miami Herald talked with Gonzalez about the evolution of the conference and the technology ecosystem as well as plans for this year’s conference June 12-13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The effort is on full display at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, where Gradle and other members of the forestry council took a tram ride through an ecosystem in transition.
The way that the Thunder played, however, brought change to the competitive ecosystem.
Shooters can also damage the surrounding ecosystem by sending bullets into trees, and by leaving piles of trash in the area.
Discounting -- while common among new media owners, looking to encourage trial of their ad products (or meet a quarter) -- runs the risk of the kind of race to the bottom that has plagued the wider digital advertising ecosystem.
See Maria Sharapova and Anna Kournikova, two blond Russian prodigies who arrived very young in the academy-rich ecosystem of South Florida and, against the odds, went on to fame and fortune.
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First Known Use of ecosystem
ECOSYSTEM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ecosystem for English Language Learners
: everything that exists in a particular environment
ECOSYSTEM Defined for Kids
Definition of ecosystem for Students
: the whole group of living and nonliving things that make up an environment and affect each other
Medical Definition of ecosystem
: the complex of a community and its environment functioning as an ecological unit in nature
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