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English definition of “ecology”

ecology

noun [U]     /ɪˈkɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-ˈkɑː.lə-/
C1 the relationships between the air , land , water , animals , plants , etc., usually of a particular area , or the scientific study of this: The oil spill caused terrible damage to the fragile ecology of the coast . She hopes to study ecology at college .Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
(Definition of ecology noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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