Definitions for: Environment

[n] the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
[n] the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his livingroom"

Webster (1913) Definition: En*vi"ron*ment, n. [Cf. F. environnement.]
1. Act of environing; state of being environed.

2. That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions,
influences, or forces, by which living forms are
influenced and modified in their growth and development.

It is no friendly environment, this of thine.

Synonyms: environs, surround, surroundings

See Also: ambiance, ambience, area, arena, background, circumstance, context, domain, ecology, element, field, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, habitat, home, medium, melting pot, milieu, orbit, parts, scene, scope, setting, setting, situation, sphere, state of affairs, street, surroundings

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