Definition of “ecosystem” - English Dictionary

“ecosystem” in American English

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ecosystemnoun [ C ]

us /ˈi·koʊˌsɪs·təm, ˈek·oʊ-/

earth science all the plants, animals, and people living in an area considered together with their environment as a system of relationships:

They are working to preserve the delicately balanced ecosystem of these wetlands.

(Definition of “ecosystem” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“ecosystem” in Business English

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ecosystemnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstəm/ us

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 business activities 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)