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milieu

noun [C] uk   /mɪˈljɜː/ us    /miːlˈjɜː/ (plural milieux or milieus) formal
the people, physical, and social conditions and events that provide the environment in which someone acts or lives: It is a study of the social and cultural milieu in which Michelangelo lived and worked.
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