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1 the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his livingroom"
2 the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround" [syn: environs, surroundings, surround]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Environment



  • /ɪnˈvaɪə.rən.ment/, /In"vaI@.r@n.m@nt/


  1. The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.
  2. The natural world or ecosystem.
  3. All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.
  4. A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.
  5. In the context of "computing": The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.
    That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.
  6. The environment of a function at a point during the execution of a program is the set of identifiers in the function's scope and their bindings at that point.


area around something
natural world or ecosystem
political or social setting, arena or condition
software or hardware on a computer
  • Croatian: okolina
  • Finnish: ympäristö
  • German: Umgebung
  • Japanese: 環境 (かんきょう, kankyō)
  • Polish: środowisko
  • Russian: конфигурация (konfigurácija)
  • Spanish: sistema operativo, programa, medio
  • Swedish: miljö

Extensive Definition

Environment may refer to:
In computing:

See also

environment in Arabic: بيئة
environment in Bengali: পরিবেশ
environment in Breton: Endro
environment in Catalan: Medi ambient
environment in Czech: Životní prostředí
environment in Danish: Miljø
environment in German: Umwelt
environment in Estonian: Keskkond
environment in Spanish: Medio ambiente
environment in French: Environnement
environment in Korean: 환경
environment in Hindi: पर्यावरण
environment in Italian: Ambiente
environment in Hebrew: סביבה
environment in Lao: ສິ່ງແວດລ້ອມ
environment in Luxembourgish: Ëmwelt
environment in Lithuanian: Aplinka
environment in Limburgan: Miljeu
environment in Macedonian: Природа
environment in Dutch: Milieu
environment in Japanese: 環境
environment in Norwegian: Miljø
environment in Occitan (post 1500): Environament
environment in Polish: Środowisko
environment in Portuguese: Ambiente
environment in Romanian: Mediu înconjurător
environment in Russian: Окружающая среда
environment in Simple English: Environment
environment in Serbian: Окружење
environment in Finnish: Ympäristö
environment in Swedish: Miljö
environment in Vietnamese: Môi trường
environment in Turkish: Çevre
environment in Chinese: 环境

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