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ecosystemnoun [C]

 us   /ˈi·koʊˌsɪs·təm, ˈek·oʊ-/
earth science all the ​plants, ​animals, and ​peopleliving in an ​areaconsidered together with ​theirenvironment as a ​system of ​relationships: They are ​working to ​preserve the ​delicatelybalanced ecosystem of these ​wetlands.
(Definition of ecosystem from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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ecosystemnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​businessactivities that affect each other and ​work well together: Independent musicians ​help to ​keep the ecosystem of popular music ​healthy.
(Definition of ecosystem from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ecosystem”
in Spanish ecosistema…
in Vietnamese hệ sinh thái…
in Malaysian ekosistem…
in Thai ระบบนิเวศ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生态系统…
in Turkish canlılar ve çevrenin birbirine olan ilişkilerini içeren sistem, ekosistem…
in Russian экосистема…
in Indonesian ekosistem…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生態系統…
in Polish ekosystem…
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