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Environment vs. Environmental

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Environmentnoun

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

Environmentaladjective

Pertaining to the environment.

Environmentnoun

The natural world or ecosystem.

Environmental

of or pertaining to the environment; as, environmental factors.

Environmentnoun

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

Environmental

of or pertaining to the environment (definition 2); as, environmental pollution; environmental disaster; environmental cleanup; environmental deterioration.

‘THOUSANDS of dead fish and other marine species, suffocated by a rotting, glutinous morass which spreads over kilometres of coral reefs. This scenario has all the hallmarks of a unnatural environmental disaster resulting from environmental negligence. However this isn't the case, instead the cause - coral spawn slick deoxygenation - is a natural event which has the potential to occur periodically on the reefs of the West Pilbara.’;

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Environmentnoun

A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

Environmentaladjective

concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment;

‘environmental pollution’;

Environmentnoun

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

‘That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.’;

Environmentaladjective

of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings;

‘environmental factors’;

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.

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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’;

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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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