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Environment vs. Ecosystem

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Environmentnoun

The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.

Ecosystemnoun

A system formed by an ecological community and its environment that functions as a unit.

Environmentnoun

The natural world or ecosystem.

Ecosystemnoun

The interconnectedness of organisms (plants, animals, microbes) with each other and their environment.

Environmentnoun

All the elements that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.

Ecosystemnoun

A set of interconnected products and services.

Environmentnoun

A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

Ecosystemnoun

a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

Environmentnoun

(computing) The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.

‘That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.’;

Ecosystem

An ecosystem (or ecological system) consists of all the organisms and the physical environment with which they interact. These biotic and abiotic components are linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flows.

Environmentnoun

(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.

Environmentnoun

(computing) The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.

Environmentnoun

Act of environing; state of being environed.

Environmentnoun

That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in their growth and development.

‘It is no friendly environment, this of thine.’;

Environmentnoun

the totality of surrounding conditions;

‘he longed for the comfortable environment of his livingroom’;

Environmentnoun

the area in which something exists or lives;

‘the country--the flat agricultural surround’;

Environmentnoun

the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates

‘survival in an often hostile environment’;

Environmentnoun

the setting or conditions in which a particular activity is carried on

‘a good learning environment’;

Environmentnoun

the overall structure within which a user, computer, or program operates

‘a desktop development environment’;

Environmentnoun

the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity

‘the impact of pesticides on the environment’; ‘a parliamentary environment committee’;

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