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UK [ɪnˈvaɪrənmənt] / US / US [ɪnˈvaɪərnmənt] noun
Word forms "environment":
singular environment plural environments
1) [countable] the place in which people live and work, including all the physical conditions that affect them

We need to create a safe working environment for all employees.

He grew up in a harsh urban environment.

A dirty environment is a breeding ground for germs.

a) the conditions and influences in which people carry on a particular activity

In this competitive environment a business needs to be flexible.

There is an environment of fear and intimidation throughout the organization.

Parents are responsible for providing the right environment for their children to grow and learn in.

b) the system that a computer or computer program operates in

a database environment


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with environment
▪  competitive, controlled, external, global, hostile, natural, physical, rural, safe, stable, urban, working
2) the environment the natural world, including the land, water, air, plants, and animals, especially considered as something that is affected by human activity

Industrial development is causing widespread damage to the environment.


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with environment as the object ▪  affect, damage, destroy, pollute, preserve, protect

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