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environment (n.)

17世纪 ,"被包围的状态"(见 environ (v.)+ -ment );"人或物生活条件的集合体"的意义是由1827年(卡莱尔用来渲染德国 Umgebung );专门的生态学意义首先记录在1956年。

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Definitions of environment from WordNet

environment (n.)
the totality of surrounding conditions;
he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
environment (n.)
the area in which something exists or lives;
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