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Heredity vs. Environment

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Hereditynoun

Hereditary transmission of the physical and genetic qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants.

Environmentnoun

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

Hereditynoun

Hereditary transmission of the physical and psychical qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants. See Pangenesis.

Environmentnoun

The natural world or ecosystem.

Hereditynoun

the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next

Environmentnoun

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

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Hereditynoun

the total of inherited attributes

Environmentnoun

A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

Heredity

Heredity, also called inheritance or biological inheritance, is the passing on of traits from parents to their offspring; either through asexual reproduction or sexual reproduction, the offspring cells or organisms acquire the genetic information of their parents. Through heredity, variations between individuals can accumulate and cause species to evolve by natural selection.

Environmentnoun

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

‘That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.’;

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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