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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.
Translations of “ecosystem”
in Spanish ecosistema…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生態系統…
in Russian экосистема…
in Turkish canlılar ve çevrenin birbirine olan ilişkilerini içeren sistem, ekosistem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生态系统…
in Polish ekosystem…
(Definition of ecosystem from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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