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environment

noun uk   /ɪnˈvaɪ.rən.mənt/ us    /-ˈvaɪr.ən-/

environment noun (NATURE)

the environment [S] B1 the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live: Certain chemicals have been banned because of their damaging effect on the environment. We're not doing enough to protect the environment from pollution.

environment noun (SURROUNDINGS)

B2 [C] the conditions that you live or work in and the way that they influence how you feel or how effectively you can work: The office is quite bright and airy - it's a pleasant working environment. As a parent you try to create a stable home environment.
(Definition of environment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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