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environmentnoun

us   /ɪnˈvɑɪ·rən·mənt, -ˈvɑɪ·ərn-/
  • environment noun (NATURE)

earth science [U] the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live: We’re trying to protect the environment from pollution.
  • environment noun (SURROUNDINGS)

[C] the conditions that you live or work in and the way that they influence how you feel or how effectively you can work: a good business environment For preschoolers, the most stimulating environments are bright, airy, and offer daily outdoor activities.
(Definition of environment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"environment" in British English

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environmentnoun

uk   /ɪnˈvaɪ.rən.mənt/ us   /ɪnˈvaɪ.rən.mənt/
  • environment noun (NATURE)

the environment [S]

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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.

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(Definition of environment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"environment" in Business English

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environmentnoun

uk   /ɪnˈvaɪərənmənt/ us  
the environment
ENVIRONMENT the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live: conserve/preserve/protect the environment He tries to do what he can to preserve the environment by recycling, avoiding plastic foam products, and conserving water.care/concern about the environment Headlines are dominated by concern about the environment and global warming.damage/destroy/harm the environment Renewable energy is often more expensive than traditional power generated by fossil fuels, which damage the environment. clean up/improve the environment a risk/threat to the environment The use of biodiesel is being encouraged by governments around the world, as a way of reducing emissions which are harmful to the environment.
[C] the conditions that people live, work, or spend time in and the way that they influence how they feel, behave, or work: business/commercial/retail environment In a fast-paced, changing business environment, making sure employees have the right guidance can be critical.office/workplace environment After working freelance for some time, I wasn't sure whether I would fit well in an office environment. a learning/working environment a friendly/pleasant environment
[C] IT the system in which a computer or computer program operates: The company develops large-scale, fully-integrated, multimedia software environments for telephone company networks and cable TV systems.
(Definition of environment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “environment”
in Korean (생활)환경…
in Arabic بيئة…
in Malaysian persekitaran…
in French milieu, environnement…
in Russian обстановка, атмосфера…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自然…
in Italian ambiente…
in Turkish yaşanan/çalışılan çevre…
in Polish otoczenie…
in Spanish ambiente, entorno, medio ambiente…
in Vietnamese môi trường…
in Portuguese ambiente…
in Thai สภาพแวดล้อม…
in German die Umgebung, die Umwelt…
in Catalan entorn…
in Japanese (周囲の)環境…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自然…
in Indonesian lingkungan…
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