human ecology

noun

Definition of human ecology 

1 : a branch of sociology dealing especially with the spatial and temporal interrelationships between humans and their economic, social, and political organization

2 : the ecology of human communities and populations especially as concerned with preservation of environmental quality (as of air or water) through proper application of conservation and civil engineering practices

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1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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human ecology

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Medical Definition of human ecology 

1 : a branch of sociology concerned especially with the study of the spatial and temporal interrelationships between human beings and their economic, social, and political organization

2 : the ecology of human communities and populations especially as concerned with preservation of environmental quality (as of air or water) through proper application of conservation and civil engineering practices

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