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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural The external objects, conditions, and circumstances that affect existence and development; the environment.

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  • noun Plural form of surrounding.
  • noun the area surrounding someone or something, together with the objects and circumstances in the vicinity; the environment or ambiance
  • noun physics All parts of the universe that are not within the thermodynamic system of interest.

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  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
  • noun the environmental condition

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