Definition of ecosystem in English:


Line breaks: eco|sys¦tem
Pronunciation: /ˈiːkəʊsɪstəm


1A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment: the marine ecosystem of the northern Gulf had suffered irreparable damage
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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 film 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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