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environment meaning

EN[ɪnˈvaɪɹə(n)mɪnt]
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WEnvironment
  • Environment may refer to:
  • Environment (biophysical),
  • Environment (systems),
  • Natural environment, all living and non-living things
  • Social environment, the culture that an individual lives in,
  • Physical environment, in ecology
  • NounPLenvironmentsPREenviro-SUF-ment
    1. The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.
      1. The natural world or ecosystem.
        1. It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: […];  […]; or perhaps to muse on the irrelevance of the borders that separate nation states and keep people from understanding their shared environment.
      2. All the elements that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.
        1. A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.
          1. (computing) The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.
            1. That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment. ‎
          2. (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.
            1. (computing) The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • In addition, malaria parasites can uptake nutrients from the environment through ion channels [43 ] and tubovesicular membrane networks extending from the parasite vacuole membrane [41 ,42 ,44 ].
                • A certain amount of collateral damage and destruction to the surrounding environment has always been viewed as a necessary but generally undesirable by-product of military conflict.
                • Under conditions of incomplete burning, and/or in dry or waterlogged environments in which microorganic activity is weak, wood can keep its anatomical structure [11 ,12 ].
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Thus the festival-goer is tangibly and emotionally 'freed' from routine and enters willingly and with anticipation into a temporally and spatially special environment.
                • [...] reviewing the parental leave and maternity schemes and, finally, raising awareness of employers about the importance of creating a family-friendly working environment.

            Meaning of environment for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "environment" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Morphemes
                • Suffixes
                  • Words by suffix
                    • Words suffixed with -ment
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
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