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ecology

noun [U] uk   /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.
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