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English noun: ecology

1. ecology (state) the environment as it relates to living organisms

SamplesIt changed the ecology of the island.

Broader (hypernym)environment

2. ecology (cognition) the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

Synonymsbionomics, environmental science

Broader (hypernym)biological science, biology

Narrower (hyponym)palaeoecology, paleoecology

Domain category membersassociation, biotic community, community, cosmopolitan, ecesis, ecological niche, ecological succession, endemic, establishment, food chain, food cycle, food pyramid, food web, niche, succession, widely distributed

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