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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

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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