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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French milieu.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /mɪl.ˈju/, /mɪl.ˈjʊ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmiːl.jɜː/, /mɪl.ˈjɜː/
  • (from French) IPA(key): /mi.ˈljø/

NounEdit

milieu (plural milieux or milieus)

  1. Medium.
    • 2005, Tom O'Regan, Australian National Cinema, →ISBN, page 213:
      It is a film and television milieu configured by flows and transfers (of concepts, genres, styles, texts, fashions, etc.) which shape film-making, criticism and consumption in a variety of antipodal ways.
    • 2013, Brendan Ryan, Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu, →ISBN:
      The library as solely a physical space will not survive in the digital milieu.
    • 2013, John D. Lee, ‎Alex Kirlik, ‎& M. J. Dainoff, The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering, →ISBN, page 70:
      In the electronic milieu, accuracy is accomplished by the technology, and the appropriate strategy for judgment is likely to entail ensuring coherence within and across electronic and naturalistic components of the ecology.
    • 2016, Danna Nolan Fewell, The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative, →ISBN, page 52:
      The question is, then, what is the relationship of biblical narrative to its literary milieu?
  2. Social setting or environment.
    • 1994, William Arbuckle Reid, The Pursuit of Curriculum: Schooling and the Public Interest, →ISBN, page 132:
      Confronted by the multiplicity of the milieus that could influence curriculum activity, we need some way of deciding not only what kinds of milieus should claim our attention, but also what kinds of knowledge about them we should attend to.
    • 2005, J.T. Dillon, Jesus as a Teacher: A Multidisciplinary Case Study, →ISBN, page 28:
      The unmistakable directness and violence of Jesus' action shows it to have been undertaken and executed precisely as if the milieu were indeed not there to be counted. Here again is the character of action taken in the very face of the milieu without taking any notice of it. In any event, the one certainty is that the Roman milieu, so entirely ignored by his teaching, here came conclusively to touch upon it, putting Jesus to an end.
    • 2014, Roel Meijer -, Cosmopolitanism, Identity and Authenticity in the Middle East, →ISBN, page 16:
      Certain milieus are described as cosmopolitan. Typically these are artistic, intellectual and bohemian milieus, but also the world of international business and high finance, and some mafias and underworlds.
    • 2017, John Stewart, Attachment-Based Milieus for Healing Child and Adolescent Developmental Trauma, →ISBN:
      The vast majority of our intensive child and adolescent treatment milieus operate within an adult-centric model, wherein staff play the central role in developing, instilling and enforcing the culture; a model that places virtually all power and authority in the hands of the supervising adults.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French milieu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɪlˈjøː/
  • (file)

NounEdit

milieu n (plural milieus, diminutive milieutje n)

  1. environment
    • 2006, Hilde Greefs, Water Management, Communities, and Environment: The Low Countries in Comparative Perspective, C. 1000 - C. 1800, Academia Press, pages 195:
      Maar turfwinning had een onbedoeld gevolg voor het milieu: bodemdaling en -erosie waardoor het waterbeheer een problematisch karakter kreeg.
      But peat extraction had an unintended consequence for the environment: sinking and erosion of the soil which made water management problematic in character.
  2. milieu
    Mallet-Stevens stamde uit een gegoed milieu.Mallet-Stevens came from a well-off family.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

mi- (mid) +‎ lieu (place)

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NounEdit

milieu m (plural milieux)

  1. middle; center
  2. setting; environment; surroundings
  3. social circle; milieu

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French milieu.

NounEdit

milieu m (plural milieus)

  1. milieu (a person’s social setting or environment)