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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.
Translations of “environment”
in Korean (생활)환경…
in Arabic بيئة…
in French milieu, environnement…
in Turkish yaşanan/çalışılan çevre…
in Italian ambiente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自然…
in Russian обстановка, атмосфера…
in Polish otoczenie…
in Spanish entorno, medio ambiente…
in Portuguese ambiente…
in German die Umgebung, die Umwelt…
in Catalan entorn…
in Japanese (周囲の)環境…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自然…
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