environment (plural environments)
- The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.
- The natural world or ecosystem.
- 2013 June 7, David Simpson, “Fantasy of navigation”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 36:
- It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: […]; […]; or perhaps to muse on the irrelevance of the borders that separate nation states and keep people from understanding their shared environment.
- All the elements that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.
- A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.
- (computing) The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.
- That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.
- (programming) The environment of a function at a point during the execution of a program is the set of identifiers in the function's scope and their bindings at that point.
- (computing) The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.
- built environment
- desktop environment
- environment division
- environment variable
- space environment
- working environment
area around something
natural world or ecosystem
software or hardware on a computer
- environment at OneLook Dictionary Search
- environment in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
- environment in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- environment in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.