ecosystem

noun eco·sys·tem \ ˈē-kō-ˌsi-stəm , ˈe-kō- \
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

Definition of ecosystem

: the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit

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First Known Use of ecosystem

1935


ECOSYSTEM Defined for English Language Learners

ecosystem

noun

Definition of ecosystem for English Language Learners

  • : everything that exists in a particular environment


ECOSYSTEM Defined for Kids

ecosystem

noun eco·sys·tem \ ˈē-kō-ˌsi-stəm , ˈe- \

Definition of ecosystem for Students

: the whole group of living and nonliving things that make up an environment and affect each other

Medical Dictionary

ecosystem

noun eco·sys·tem \ -ˌsis-təm \

medical Definition of ecosystem

: the complex of a community and its environment functioning as an ecological unit in nature


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