Meaning of ENVIRONMENT in English

ENVIRONMENT

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

Someone’s ~ is all the circumstances, people, things, and events around them that influence their life.

Pupils in our schools are taught in a safe, secure ~...

The moral characters of men are formed not by heredity but by ~...

N-VAR

2.

Your ~ consists of the particular natural surroundings in which you live or exist, considered in relation to their physical characteristics or weather conditions.

...the maintenance of a safe ~ for marine mammals.

N-COUNT: usu sing, with supp

3.

The ~ is the natural world of land, sea, air, plants, and animals.

...persuading people to respect the ~.

N-SING: the N

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