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Meaning of “environmental” in the English Dictionary

"environmental" in British English

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environmentaladjective

uk   /ɪnˌvaɪ.rən.ˈmen.təl/  us   /-ˌvaɪr.ənˈmen.t̬əl/
B1 relating to the ​environment: People are ​becomingfar more ​aware of environmental issues.

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environmentally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
B2 environmentally ​damagingchemicals industries that ​work in an environmentally ​responsible way environmentally ​sensitiveareas
(Definition of environmental from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"environmental" in American English

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environmentaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˌvɑɪ·rənˈmen·təl, -ˌvɑɪ·ərn-/
earth science relating to the ​environment in which ​people, ​animals, and ​plantslive: We’re here to ​discuss environmental ​issues.
environmentally
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ɪnˌvɑɪ·rənˈmen·təl·i, -ˌvɑɪ·ərn-/
(Definition of environmental from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"environmental" in Business English

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environmentaladjective

uk   us   /ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmentəl/
ENVIRONMENT relating to the ​environment: Environmental ​laws are ​forcing American automakers to take electric alternatives to ​gasengines seriously.environmental damage/harm/pollution The environmental ​damage from the ​oil spill took at least two ​years to ​repair. environmental ​challenges/​concerns/​issuesenvironmental effect/impact He's ​concerned about the environmental ​effects of genetically ​modifiedfoods. environmental ​science/​technology A ​cargoshipcarryingtoxicwastedumped its ​load, ​creating an environmental ​disaster that resulted in the deaths of 10 ​people. The ​oilgiant has already ​spent some $3 ​billion on environmental cleanup. Businesses have a ​major role in environmental ​protection.
environmentally
adverb /ɪnˌvaɪrəˈmentəli/  us /-ˌvaɪrəˈmenṱəl-/
It's generally understood that large hydro ​plants are environmentally ​damaging.
(Definition of environmental from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “environmental”
in Arabic بيئي…
in Korean 환경의…
in Portuguese ambiental…
in Catalan mediambiental…
in Japanese 環境の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自然环境的, 有关环境的…
in Turkish çevreye ilişkin…
in Russian относящийся к окружающей среде…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自然環境的, 有關環境的…
in Italian ambientale…
in Polish ekologiczny, środowiska…
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