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English Dictionary: environment by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
environment
n
  1. the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
  2. the area in which something exists or lives; "the country-- the flat agricultural surround"
    Synonym(s): environment, environs, surroundings, surround
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Environment \En*vi"ron*ment\, n. [Cf. F. environnement.]
      1. Act of environing; state of being environed.
  
      2. That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions,
            influences, or forces, by which living forms are
            influenced and modified in their growth and development.
  
                     It is no friendly environment, this of thine.
                                                                              --Carlyle.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   environment
  
      {environment variable}
  
  
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