en·vi·ron·ment /ɪnˈvaɪrə(n)mənt, ˈvaɪ(ə)r(n)-/
en·vi·ron·ment /ɪnˈvaɪrənmənt, ˈvaɪ(ə)rn-/ 名詞
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. --Carlyle.
THOUSANDS of dead fish and other marine species, suffocated by a rotting, glutinous morass which spreads over kilometres of coral reefs.
This scenario has all the hallmarks of a unnatural environmental disaster resulting from environmental negligence. However this isn't the case, instead the cause -- coral spawn slick deoxygenation -- is a natural event which has the potential to occur periodically on the reefs of the West Pilbara. --Michael Borowitzka (=\“Natural event spawns environmental disaster” in Murdoch News, October 12, 1995)\=
n 1: the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the
comfortable environment of his livingroom"
2: the area in which something exists or lives; "the
country--the flat agricultural surround" [syn: environs,