Definition of environmental in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˌvīrənˈmen(t)l/


1Relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition: acid rain may have caused major environmental damage
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  • Now that is the most significant environmental impact that humans can have on the planet.
  • There are also issues of its environmental impact, but it is nevertheless likely to be important.
  • In recent years, he has become as famous for his campaigning on environmental and human rights issues as for his music.
1.1Aiming or designed to promote the protection of the natural world: environmental tourism
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  • The former team proposed the most overtly environmental design of any of the finalists.
  • It is part of efforts to promote environmental and economic redevelopment in the area.
  • Student environmental activists were delighted by the news of the University's decision.
2Relating to or arising from a person’s surroundings: environmental noise
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  • A large proportion of the rhythmically regulated genes also directly respond to environmental stress.
  • The same applies to the meridian programmes and to the specific environmental stresses, colours and trauma.
  • Chilling temperature is one of the most studied environmental factors in plant stress physiology research.

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Syllabification: en·vi·ron·men·tal

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