Meaning of ECOLOGICAL in English


|ekə|läjə̇kəl, |ēk-, -jēk- adjective

also ec·o·log·ic -jik

Etymology: ecology + -ical, -ic

1. : of or relating to the science of ecology

2. : of or having to do with the environments of living things or with the pattern of relations between living things and their environments

these then are the ecological , the environmental diseases — Science

3. : relating to or characterized by the interdependence of organisms

departure from sound ecological principles in labeling hawks as good or bad … without any recognition of their essential role in all wildlife communities — I.R.Barnes

• ec·o·log·i·cal·ly -jə̇k(ə)lē, -jēk-, -li adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.