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Pronunciation:  en'vIrunmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
  2. [n]  the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his livingroom"

ENVIRONMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: environs, surround, surroundings
 See Also: ambiance, ambience, area, arena, background, circumstance, context, domain, ecology, element, field, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, habitat, home, medium, melting pot, milieu, orbit, parts, scene, scope, setting, setting, situation, sphere, state of affairs, street, surroundings



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*vi"ron*ment\, n. [Cf. F. environnement.]
1. Act of environing; state of being environed.

2. That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions,
   influences, or forces, by which living forms are
   influenced and modified in their growth and development.

         It is no friendly environment, this of thine.

Computing Dictionary

environment variable

Biology Dictionary
  1. The complex of climatic, edaphic and biotic factors that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival.
  2. Califonia state law defines environment as "the physical conditions which exist within the area which will be affected by a proposed project, including land, air, water, mineral, flora, fauna, noise, and objects of historic or aesthetic significance."
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The conditions, influences, or forces which affect the desirability and value of property, as well as the effect on people's lives.
 Definition: everything external to the organism.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambience, ambient, atmosphere, backdrop, background, cincture, circling, circumambience, circumambiency, circumcincture, circumflexion, circumjacence, circumposition, circumstances, climate, conditions, containment, context, ecosystem, embracement, encincture, encirclement, enclosure, encompassment, enfoldment, envelopment, environs, existing conditions, full particulars, girding, girdling, habitat, inclusion, ins and outs, involvement, locale, medium, milieu, mise-en-scene, set of conditions, setting, situation, status, status quo, surrounding, surroundings, territory, total situation, whole picture