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Environment Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    environment n
  1. the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his livingroom"
  2. the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround" [syn: environs, surroundings, surround]
Environment Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Environment \En*vi"ron*ment\, n. [Cf. F. environnement.]
  1. Act of environing; state of being environed.
  2. 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. --Carlyle.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Environment'


  • Environment: In general, environment refers to the surroundings of an object. Environment may refer to: The natural environment , all living and non- ...
  • Natural environment: The natural environment, encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof. ...
  • Environment (biophysical): The biophysical environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the biological life forms within the environment, and ...
  • Environmentalism: a broad philosophy and social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvement of the state of the environment . ...
  • Environment Canada: Environment Canada (EC) (French: Environnement Canada), legally incorporated as the Department of the Environment under the Department of ...
  • Social environment: The social environment of an individual, also called social context or milieu, is the culture that s/he was educated and/or lives in, and ...
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) (not to be confused with the DFRA) is the government department responsible ...

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* There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish. - Warren Bennis

* Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context -- a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan. - Eliel Saarinen

* We create an environment where it is alright to hate, to steal, to cheat, and to lie if we dress it up with symbols of respectability, dignity and love. - Whitney Moore, Jr.


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