Built environment

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Artificial or man-made surroundings built to serve for a particular purpose, e.g. human activities ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places.


Word origin: environment < Middle English envirounen, from Old French environner, from environ, round about.

Compare: natural environment.
See also: environment.

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