environment meaning

EN[ɪnˈvaɪɹə(n)mɪnt] [ɪnˈvaɪɚ(n)mɪnt]
  • Environment may refer to:
  • Environment (biophysical), the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect an organism or a group of organisms
  • Environment (systems), the surroundings of a physical system that may interact with the system by exchanging mass, energy, or other properties
  • Natural environment, all living and non-living things
  • Social environment, the culture that an individual lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact
  • Physical environment, in ecology

    Definition of environment in English Dictionary

  • 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
                • Diagnosing this software application's problems is a wild-goose chase because it is built in an environment that has poor debugging tools.
                • Some of these endolysins are secreted to the extracellular environment before completion of the viral lysis cycle independent of holin activity.
                • My lovers have always been the environment that defined my color. With a Black lover in apartheid Boston I was seen as a whitegirl.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • [...] reviewing the parental leave and maternity schemes and, finally, raising awareness of employers about the importance of creating a family-friendly working environment.
                • Thus the festival-goer is tangibly and emotionally 'freed' from routine and enters willingly and with anticipation into a temporally and spatially special environment.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Morphemes
                • Suffixes
                  • Words by suffix
                    • Words suffixed with -ment
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                Related Links:
                1. en environmental
                2. en environmentally
                3. en environmentalist
                4. en environments
                5. en environmentalism
                Source: Wiktionary

                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.
                Difficultness: Level 2
                Easy     ➨     Difficult
                Definiteness: Level 9
                Definite    ➨     Versatile