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ecosystem

noun [C]     /ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstəm/
ENVIRONMENT all the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment : Three-quarters of these cork oak forests could be lost within the decade , threatening jobs and ecosystems.
informal COMMERCE a group of businesses or business activities that affect each other and work well together: Independent musicians help to keep the ecosystem of popular music healthy .
(Definition of ecosystem noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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