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English noun: environment

1. environment (state) the totality of surrounding conditions


SamplesHe longed for the comfortable environment of his living room.


Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs


Narrower (hyponym)area, arena, background, circumstance, context, domain, ecology, field, home, milieu, orbit, scope, setting, setting, sphere, street, surroundings

2. environment (location) the area in which something exists or lives


SamplesThe country--the flat agricultural surround.


Synonymsenvirons, surround, surroundings


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region


Narrower (hyponym)ambiance, ambience, element, habitat, home ground, medium, melting pot, parts, scene, setting









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