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
People go for the most attractive device or the ecosystem.
Probably one of their functions within the ecosystem is to be food for other things.
Over the past two decades, an immense amount of journalistic energy was spent exploring the right-wing media ecosystem—from talk radio, to Fox News, to Breitbart and beyond—and documenting its growing influence on mainstream GOP politics.
The great American press briefing is an ecosystem with its own traditions and its own inscrutable rules that has survived, in one form or another, for more than a hundred years.
In addition, a U.S. Forest Service researcher said logging probably would not have made a big difference in the high-altitude fire that is sending embers from tree-to-tree over long distances — normal for the ecosystem.
Reefs are ecosystems that support more than a million marine species.
Sure, there are efficiencies that come with end-to-end control of a market ecosystem.
Frankfurt is a natural pick given a financial ecosystem featuring Deutsche Bank AG, the European Central Bank and BaFin, seen by many as the only regulator outside of London capable of handling the banks’ complicated derivatives business.
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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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