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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. The external circumstances, conditions, and objects that affect existence and development; the environment.

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  • n. Plural form of surrounding.
  • n. the area surrounding someone or something, together with the objects and circumstances in the vicinity; the environment or ambiance
  • n. All parts of the universe that are not within the thermodynamic system of interest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the area in which something exists or lives
  • n. the environmental condition

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