American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings.
- n. The totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or group of organisms, especially:
- n. The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organisms: "We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism” ( Paul Brooks).
- n. The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual or community.
- n. Computer Science The entire set of conditions under which one operates a computer, as it relates to the hardware, operating platform, or operating system.
- n. Computer Science An area of a computer's memory used by the operating system and some programs to store certain variables to which they need frequent access.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of environing or surrounding, or the state of being environed.
- n. That which environs; the aggregate of surrounding things or conditions.
- n. The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.
- n. The natural world or ecosystem.
- n. All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.
- n. A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.
- n. computing The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.
- n. programming The environment of a function at a point during the execution of a program is the set of identifiers in the function's scope and their bindings at that point.
- n. computing The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Act of environing; state of being environed.
- n. That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in their growth and development.
- n. the totality of surrounding conditions
- n. the area in which something exists or lives
- As if environ + -ment; compare to French environnement. (Wiktionary)
“I have to admit that some of the insights had a “Well, Duh!” quality when I first read them ie that a phenotype which enjoys a reproductive advantage in one environment may be selected against in another environment*.”
“That is, a non-mammalian is a fertilized egg _plus_ its parental (or extra-parental) environment; but a mammalian individual is a fertilized egg, _plus its intra-maternal environment_, plus its non-parental environment.”
“A Goldman spokesman said: "The firm produced very good results for 2009, but the environment is very difficult and the board was mindful of that difficult environment in making decisions about executive compensation.”
“However, I use the term environment in a different way than most are accustomed to.”
“The term environment is used in this statement broadly to also include health, safety, and the conservation of natural resources.”
“The term environment of evolutionary adaptedness attachment theory.”
“Attempts by Europe's far right to couch their anti-immigrant arguments in the language of the environment is another thing that surprised me.”
“The impact on the environment is the same or worse.”
“But first, let's take a look at the political, social and economic causes, and foreign influences as well, because we can't forget that the environment is a single, coherent unit.”
“Whether or not they are subject to their environment is a matter of the worldscape that they inhabit, the alethic quirks that construct it.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘environment’.
A combined list of
1. EU Buzz - single words
2. EU Buzz - collocations
3. EU Buzz - the 100 most active
absorption capacity, absorption rate, acceding country, accession candidate, accession countries, accession country, accession criteria, accession cycle, accession negotia..., accession partner..., accession priorities, accession treaty and 2650 more...
Use these and get promoted
Words to describe art of the Romantic Era
List of minerals, elements, group names and geochemistry terms encountered in the science of mineralogy. I've chosen to avoid capital letters in most examples, though a great many mineral names hon...
All words of the Lisbon Treaty
(Persons' names, foreign and grammatical words have been eliminated, MWEs have been split up into individual words. Capitalization has been retained if r...
1. Strictly EU terms with special European meaning used only in the EU
2. Keywords central to the understanding of the EU (people working for the EU are usually able to give thematic...
result; product; instrument; means
Group some most said words related to software development
An Ecosystem of earth/life-related words.
random scientific terms from a group of one hundred 16-18 year olds to choose 100 words that, in their collective opinion, represent crucial factors and concepts influencing trends in science today...
My big word list.
Very basic words for ESL students.
Looking for tweets for environment.