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English definition of “environment”

environment

noun  /ɪnˈvɑɪ·rən·mənt, -ˈvɑɪ·ərn-/ us  

environment noun (NATURE)

earth science [U] the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live: We’re trying to protect the environment from pollution.

environment noun (SURROUNDINGS)

[C] the conditions that you live or work in and the way that they influence how you feel or how effectively you can work: a good business environment For preschoolers, the most stimulating environments are bright, airy, and offer daily outdoor activities.
(Definition of environment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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