Definition of ecosystem in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈēkōˌsistəm/


1A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Example sentences
  • 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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  • We also need a greater understanding of corporate governance within the whole ecosystem.
  • In an economy, government laws and government programs are part of the ecosystem.
  • Perhaps the most important thing for any smartphone is the ecosystem that grows up around it.

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Syllabification: ec·o·sys·tem

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