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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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