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Noun: environment  in'vI-ru(n)-munt
  1. The totality of surrounding conditions
    "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
     
  2. The area in which something exists or lives
    "the country--the flat agricultural environment";
    - environs, surroundings, surround
     
  3. Natural life on earth; the global ecosystem
    - natural world
     
  4. (computing) the software and/or hardware on any particular computer system

Derived forms: environments

Type of: geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, situation, state of affairs

Encyclopedia: Environment, Health and Safety