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milieu

noun [C]  /mɪlˈjʊ, -ˈju/ (plural milieus or milieux  /mɪlˈjʊ, -ˈjʊz, -ˈju, -ˈjuz/) us  
the people and the physical and social conditions and events that provide a background in which someone acts or lives: the Irish-Catholic milieu of Chicago a cultural milieu
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