Notebook, 1993-



The circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded . . . . Complex of physical, chemical and biotic factors . . . . Aggregate of Social & Cultural Conditions . . . . Position . . . . Background

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Environment n [1827] 1: the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded 2a: the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors [as climate, soil, and living things] that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival b: the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community 3: the postion or characteristic position of a linguistic element in a sequence syn see Background

Environ vt [ME envirounen, fr. MF environner, fr. environ around, fr. en in (fr. L in) + virion circle, fr. virer to turn - more at Veer] [14c]: Encircle, Surround

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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