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environment 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/enˈvīrənmənt/,/-ˈvī(ə)rn-/,
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environments, plural;
  1. The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates

  2. The setting or conditions in which a particular activity is carried on
    • - a good learning environment
  3. The overall structure within which a user, computer, or program operates
    • - a desktop development environment
  4. The natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, esp. as affected by human activity


  1. the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
  2. the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
  3. (environmental) of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings; "environmental factors"
  4. (environmental) concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment; "environmental pollution"
  5. In ecology, a niche (or) is a term describing the relational position of a species or population in its ecosystem to each other; e.g. ...
  6. Environment variables are a set of dynamic named values that can affect the way running processes will behave on a computer. They can be said in some sense to create the operating environment in which a process runs. ...
  7. Environment is a 1917 silent film directed by James Kirkwood.
  8. The social environment of an individual, also called social context or milieu, is the culture that he or she was educated and/or lives in, and the people and institutions with whom the person interacts.
  9. In science and engineering, a system is the part of the universe that is being studied, while the environment is the remainder of the universe that lies outside the boundaries of the system. It is also known as the surroundings, and in thermodynamics, as the reservoir. ...
  10. The natural environment, encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof. It is an environment that encompasses the interaction of all living species. ...
  11. The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process
  12. The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest; The natural world or ecosystem; All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs; A particular political or social setting, arena or condition; The software and/or ...
  13. (Environmental) in this context refers to environmentalism, a concern for the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment, such as the conservation of natural resources, prevention of pollution, and certain land use actions.
  14. (Environmental) 1) In a scientific context, a combination of external or extrinsic conditions present in nature. 2) In a planning context, a category of analytical studies of aesthetic values, ecological resources, cultural (historical) resources, sociological and economic conditions, etc.
  15. (Environmental) Comply with state regulations.
  16. (Environmental) Public transport on the street level serves as an indicator for an environment friendly transport policy of the city. To integrate public transport in the human society it is necessary to keep it on the road surface instead of the sky or underground.
  17. (Environmental) Screening possible depending on program
  18. (Environmental) Temperature, Barometric Pressure
  19. (Environmental) The typical geographic distributions of the disease suggest that major environmental influences are involved in the causation of LCPD [7,8]. The disease is more common in the urban areas in England, but is rare among Chinese, Negroes and in the Maori population of New Zealand. ...
  20. (environmental) [en-vahy-ruh n-muhnt-l] adj.
  21. (environmental) bankruptcies caused principally by environmental claims (other than products liability claims) against the debtor
  22. Environmental engineering is the development of processes and infrastructure for the supply of water, the disposal of waste, and the control of all kinds of pollution. ...
  23. Environmental tobacco smoke is smoke that comes from burning tobacco smoke a tobacco product and the smoke that is exhaled by smokers  Inhaling environmental tobacco smoke is called involuntary or passive smoking. Environmental tobacco smoke is also called secondhand smoke.
  24. signals from Environmental Sensing Devicess, especially of a predicted weapon trajectory, but also of such weapon delivery signatures such as increasing barometric pressure and radar altitude for a bomb
  25. The context in which development takes place, including physical properties of stimuli.