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environment

noun uk   /ɪnˈvaɪ.rən.mənt/ us    /-ˈvaɪr.ən-/

environment noun (NATURE)

the environment [S] B1 the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live: Certain chemicals have been banned because of their damaging effect on the environment. We're not doing enough to protect the environment from pollution.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors

environment noun (SURROUNDINGS)

B2 [C] the conditions that you live or work in and the way that they influence how you feel or how effectively you can work: The office is quite bright and airy - it's a pleasant working environment. As a parent you try to create a stable home environment.Environments and localities
(Definition of environment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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