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ecosystem

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstəm/
all the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment: Tourism is damaging the fragile ecosystem of the reef.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsZoos and wildlife reserves
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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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