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"ecological" in British English

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ecologicaladjective

uk   /ˌiː.kəˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
B2 relating to ​ecology or the ​environment: The ​destruction of the ​rainforests is an ecological ​disaster.

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ecologically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
B2 It's an ecologically friendly/​sound (= not ​harmful)means of ​transport.
(Definition of ecological from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ecological" in Business English

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ecologicaladjective

uk   us   /ˌiːkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ ENVIRONMENT
relating to ecology (= the ​relationship between ​living things and their ​environment) or the ​environment: The ​industry has ​created thousands of ​jobs in ​ruralcommunities but ​environmentalists believe this has been an ecological ​disaster.
ecologically
adverb /ˌiːkəˈlɒdʒɪkli/  us /-ˈlɑːdʒɪ-/
The ​office furniture is made from northern spruce from ecologically ​managed forests.
(Definition of ecological from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ecological”
in Arabic بيئي…
in Korean 생태학적인…
in Portuguese ecológico…
in Catalan ecològic…
in Japanese 環境に対する, 環境にやさしい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生态的, 生态学的, 环保的…
in Turkish çevreye ait, ekolojik…
in Russian экологический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生態的, 生態學的, 環保的…
in Italian ecologico…
in Polish ekologiczny…
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