Difference between revisions of "Environment"

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(Science: [[biology]], zoology) The [[sum]] [[total]] of all the [[conditions]] and [[elements]] which [[make]] up the [[surroundings]] and [[influence]] the [[development]] and [[actions]] of an [[individual]].
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The totality of surrounding conditions; ''he longed for the comfortable [[environment]] of his livingroom''.The [[external]] [[surroundings]] of an [[organism]], consisting of [[biotic]] (living) and [[abiotic]] (non-living) [[factors]] which will [[affect]] the [[life]] of all the [[organisms]] within it.The environmental [[conditions]] of [[earth]] are [[ideal]] for [[life]] to [[exist]] and steadily evolve within.
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1. the [[external]] conditions, resources, [[stimuli]] etc. with which an [[organism]] interacts
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2. the [[external]] surroundings including all of the [[biotic]] and [[abiotic]] [[factor]]s that surround and affect the [[survival]] and development of an [[organism]] or [[population]]
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3. the totality of the surrounding conditions and elements in an individual
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See also [[habitat]] and ecological [[niche]]

Revision as of 12:37, 14 May 2008

environment

noun

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

See also habitat and ecological niche