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milieunoun [C]

us   /miːlˈjɜː/ (plural milieux or milieus) formal
the ​people, ​physical, and ​socialconditions and ​events that ​provide the ​environment in which someone ​acts or ​lives: It is a ​study of the ​social and ​cultural milieu in which Michelangelo ​lived and ​worked.
(Definition of milieu from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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milieunoun [C]

 us   /mɪlˈjʊ, -ˈju/ (plural milieus or milieux  /mɪlˈjʊ, -ˈjʊz, -ˈju, -ˈjuz/ )
the ​people and the ​physical and ​socialconditions and ​events that ​provide a ​background in which someone ​acts or ​lives: the Irish-Catholic milieu of Chicago a ​cultural milieu
(Definition of milieu from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “milieu”
in Chinese (Simplified) 社会背景, 周围环境, 出身背景…
in Chinese (Traditional) 社會背景, 周圍環境, 出身背景…
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