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ecological

Line breaks: eco|logic¦al
Pronunciation: /iːkəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l
 
, ɛk-
 
/

Definition of ecological in English:

adjective

Relating to or concerned with the relation of living organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings: pollution is posing a serious threat to the ecological balance of the oceans one of the world’s worst ecological disasters
More example sentences
  • Take an inventory of what kind of an impact your life has on Mother Earth - your own personal ecological footprint.
  • More than 3,000 species of mosquitoes are present on our planet, each occupying a distinct ecological niche.
  • He says he has moved from being a fiscal conservative to being an ecological conservative.

Derivatives

ecologically

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Pronunciation: /iːkəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)li, ɛk-/
adverb

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