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Definition 1: the area in which something exists or lives - [noun denoting location]

Samples where environment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the country--the flat agricultural surround

Synonyms for environment in the sense of this definition

(environment is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is a kind of environment ) the atmosphere of an environment

(... is a kind of environment ) the surrounding environment

"fish require an aqueous medium"

(... is a kind of environment ) the context and environment in which something is set

"the perfect setting for a ghost story"

(... is a kind of environment ) the most favorable environment for a plant or animal

"water is the element of fishes"

(... is a kind of environment ) the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs

"a marine habitat" "he felt safe on his home grounds"

(... is a kind of environment ) an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated

(... is a kind of environment ) the local environment

"he hasn't been seen around these parts in years"

Definition 2: the totality of surrounding conditions - [noun denoting state]

Samples where environment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room

(environment is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

(... is a kind of environment ) the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

"the historical context"

(... is a kind of environment ) the environment as it relates to living organisms

"it changed the ecology of the island"

(... is a kind of environment ) the state of the environment in which a situation exists

"you can't do that in a university setting"

(... is a kind of environment ) an environment offering affection and security

"home is where the heart is" "he grew up in a good Christian home" "there's no place like home"

(... is a kind of environment ) the environmental condition

(... is a kind of environment ) a particular environment or walk of life

"his social sphere is limited" "it was a closed area of employment" "he's out of my orbit"

(... is a kind of environment ) the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction

"she tried to keep her children off the street"

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