the environment

Definition of the environment

:the natural world
  • Pollution is bad for the environment.
  • protecting the (natural) environment

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded

  2. : the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (such as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival

  3. : the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community


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