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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ecological community together with its environment, functioning as a unit.

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  • n. A system formed by an ecological community and its environment that functions as a unit.
  • n. The interconnectedness of organisms (plants, animals, microbes) with each other and their environment.
  • n. A set of interconnected products and services.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

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