- 1The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.More example sentences
habitat, territory, domain; surroundings, environs, conditions
- I lived in hostile environments, surrounded by religious bigotry where no one understood me.
- As one might expect, the environments in which farm animals are confined can also be significantly contaminated.
- They have no respect for their environment, their surroundings and their neighbours.
- 1.1 [usually with modifier] The setting or conditions in which a particular activity is carried on: a good learning environmentMore example sentences
- It is all the more heartening when one considers that the learning environment is less than ideal.
- Some fantastic things are happening in terms of learning in the workplace environment.
- The fault may lie in domestic or school environments where negative situations may have arisen.
- 1.2 [with modifier] Computing The overall structure within which a user, computer, or program operates: a desktop development environmentMore example sentences
- On a side note, only one of the two real-time environments may be loaded at any one time.
- Be sure you can recover your system before you start configuring these environment variables.
- The install is not complete until a couple of environment variables are configured.
- 2 (the environment) The natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.More example sentences
- I am involved in creating pesticides that are better for both humans and the environment.
- So much sewage being pumped into the Thames is bad for the environment, bad for human health and bad for the image of the Thames.
- Education and the environment are the key areas of interest for the bank, worldwide.