Definition of Environment

1. Noun. The totality of surrounding conditions. "He longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

2. Noun. The area in which something exists or lives. "The country--the flat agricultural surround"

Definition of Environment

1. n. Act of environing; state of being environed.

Definition of Environment

1. Noun. The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest. ¹

2. Noun. The natural world or ecosystem. ¹

3. Noun. All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs. ¹

4. Noun. A particular political or social setting, arena or condition. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system. ¹

6. Noun. (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. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process. ¹

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Definition of Environment

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Medical Definition of Environment

1. The sum total of all the conditions and elements which make up the surroundings and influence the development and actions of an individual. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Environment

environment (current term)
environment and public health
environment design
environment division
environmental condition
environmental ethics
environmental exposure
environmental health
environmental illness
environmental impact statement
environmental medicine
environmental microbiology
environmental monitoring

Literary usage of Environment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"The School as a Special environment. — The chief importance of this foregoing statement of the educative process which goes on willynilly is to lead us to ..."

2. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2002)
"Energy and environment are strongly linked in Danish policy-making and ... In 1988, the Danish government presented its Plan of Action on environment and ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1917)
"Man, of whatever race, as we know him to-day is to such an extent a product of his environment that we can have very little idea of what he was in his ..."

4. Criminality and Economic Conditions by Willem Adriaan Bonger (1916)
"The social environment is the bouillon for the culture of criminality; ... If the social environment is everything, and if it is so defective as to favor ..."

5. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by Lorents G. (FRW) Lorentsen, OECD Staff (2004)
"In addition, Sweden chaired the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and its environment working group in 2002 and 2003. The Baltic Sea provides another focus for ..."

6. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"Transferred to some good home among Godfearing people, amid proper environment and under judicious guidance, they would, in all probability, have developed ..."

7. Report (1913)
"In physiology we recognize the influence of environment on the single cell. ... The environment of bacteria is water, and soil bacteria form no exception. ..."

8. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"environment: SCHOOLROOM FURNISHINGS The method of observation must undoubtedly include the methodical observation of the morphological growth of the pupils. ..."

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