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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 ​plantslive: 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 ​offerdailyoutdooractivities.
(Definition of environment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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environmentnoun

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

the environment [S]

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B1 the ​air, ​water, and ​land in or on which ​people, ​animals, and ​plantslive: Certain ​chemicals have been ​banned because of ​theirdamagingeffect 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 ​quitebright 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   us   /ɪnˈvaɪərənmənt/
the environment ENVIRONMENT the ​air, water, and ​land in or on which ​people, animals, and ​plantslive: conserve/preserve/protect the environment He ​tries to do what he can to preserve the environment by ​recycling, ​avoidingplastic 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 ​powergenerated by fossil ​fuels, which ​damage the environment. clean up/​improve the environment arisk/threat to the environment The use of biodiesel is being encouraged by ​governments around the ​world, as a way of ​reducingemissions which are harmful to the environment.
[C] the ​conditions that ​peoplelive, ​work, or ​spendtime in and the way that they ​influence how they ​feel, ​behave, or ​work: business/commercial/retail environment In a fast-paced, ​changingbusiness environment, making sure ​employees have the ​rightguidance can be ​critical.office/workplace environment After ​workingfreelance for some ​time, I wasn't sure whether I would ​fit well in an ​office environment. alearning/​working environment afriendly/pleasant environment
[C] IT the ​system in which a ​computer or ​computerprogramoperates: The ​company develops large-scale, fully-integrated, ​multimediasoftware environments for ​telephonecompanynetworks 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 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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