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Daily Word (22 November 2014)


ɪnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt | or | ɛnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt |


  • noun
    • the surroundings or condition in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates
      • [usu. with modifier] the setting or conditions in which a particular activity is carried on
      • [with modifier] (Computing) the overall structure within which a user, computer, or program operates
    • (‘the environment’) the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity


Late 16th century: environ (“surround”, from Middle English envirounen, from Old French environner, derivative of environ [“around”]) + ment

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: lingkungan, suasana
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • ليڠكوڠن (lingkungan)
  • Cebuano: kalikopan
  • Deutsch: die Umwelt
  • Español: el entorno, el ambiente
  • Filipino: kapaligiran
  • Français: l’environnement, l‘ambience (fem.)
  • 한국어: 환경 (hwangyeong)
  • Italiano: il ambiente, le condizioni
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: បរិស្ថាន (bristhean)
  • Latino: environment
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: ပတ်ဝန်းကျင်
  • 日本語: 環境 (かんきょう)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ສະພາບແວດລ້ອມ (saphabaeuadlom)
  • ภาษาไทย: สิ่งแวดล้อม (S̄ìngwædl̂xm)
  • தமிழ்: சூழல் (cūḻal)
  • Tiếng Việt: môi trường
  • 中文: 環境 / 环境 (huánjìng)


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