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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  environment 
  n  1:  the  totality  of  surrounding  conditions;  "he  longed  for  the 
  comfortable  environment  of  his  livingroom" 
  2:  the  area  in  which  something  exists  or  lives:  "the 
  country--the  flat  agricultural  surround"  [syn:  {environs}, 
  {surroundings},  {surround}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  environment 
 
  {environment  variable} 
 
 




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