environment

environment
environment [en vī′rən mənt, invī′rən mənt; ] often [, envī′ərnmənt, invī′ərnmənt]
n.
[ ENVIRON + -MENT]
1. Rare a surrounding or being surrounded
2. something that surrounds; surroundings
3.
a) all the conditions, circumstances, and influences surrounding, and affecting the development of, an organism or group of organisms
b) all of the conditions, circumstances, etc. that surround and influence life on earth, including atmospheric conditions, food chains, and the water cycle: usually with the
environmental [en vī′rənmemt′'l, in vī′ərnment′'l]
adj.
environmentally
adv.

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