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English definition of “ecosystem”

ecosystem

noun [C]     /ˈiː.kəʊˌsɪs.təm/ US  /-koʊ-/
all the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment: Pollution can have disastrous effects on the delicately balanced ecosystem.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
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