Tuesday, January 12, 2010

definition of environment

definition of environment:

1 the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.

2 ( the environment) the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, esp. as affected by human activity.

adopted from: New Oxford American Dictionary

The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof.

adopted from: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_environment

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