Meaning of ENVIRONMENT in English

n. 1 physical surroundings and conditions, esp. as affecting people's lives. 2 conditions or circumstances of living. 3 Ecol. external conditions affecting the growth of plants and animals. 4 a structure designed to be experienced from inside as a work of art. environmental adj. environmentally adv.

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.