Definition of ecosystem in English:


Syllabification: ec·o·sys·tem
Pronunciation: /ˈekōˌsistəm, ˈēkō-


  • 1A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
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    • However, common species play pivotal roles in ecosystems, providing habitats and food for our fauna.
    • However, there is also substitutability between organisms in an ecosystem.
    • That was the first time I got to spend a lot of intimate time in a marine ecosystem.
  • 1.1(In general use) a complex network or interconnected system: Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial ecosystem the entire ecosystem of movie and video production will eventually go digital
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    • Successful entrepreneurs who are willing to invest time and money to support the next generation of start-ups are a vital part of the ecosystem and very complementary to the established venture capital funds.
    • Earlier this year, in talking about the changing nature of sports reporting, one of the things we mentioned was that you shouldn't count out players themselves as a part of that ecosystem, since they could now go direct to fans themselves, without having to talk through a reporter.
    • The introduction of this and other electric vehicles will require a vast ecosystem of entrepreneurial businesses.

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