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Environment

Definition

noun, plural: environments

(1) The external conditions, resources, stimuli etc. with which an organism interacts.

(2) The external surroundings including all of the biotic and abiotic factors that surround and affect the survival and development of an organism or population.

(3) The totality of the surrounding conditions and elements in an individual.


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The environments may be regarded as natural environment or built environment.

They may also be marine, atmospheric, or terrestrial according to their attributes.


Word origin: Middle English envirounen, from Old French environner, from environ, round about + -ment.

Related forms: environmental (adjective), environmentally (adverb).
Related terms: environmentalist, environmentalism.

See also: habitat, ecological niche.


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... average IQ for East Asians centers around 106; for Whites, about 100; and for Blacks about 85 in the U.S. and 70 in sub-Saharan Africa. although environment is the major factor in determining IQ, genes (ie as in bigger brains which contribute to some innate intelligence) play a small- but not ...

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Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:37 am
 
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Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... reasons, there are many tropical desert, steppe zone, which result in hot weather, dry climate with little rain. So in order to adapt to the dry environment, people long living here have passed through a procedure of evolution. Their wide and big nose can better dissipate the heat, and the lips ...

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Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:55 am
 
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Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:24 am
 
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Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:29 pm
 
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Re: Human Collembola Infestations

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Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:16 pm
 
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