environment

1. (noun) The natural world (i.e., animals, plants, and weather).

2. (noun) Referring to a specific location such as a classroom or workplace.

Audio Pronunciation: (en·vi·ron·ment)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: environments

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Works Consulted

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How to Cite the Definition of Environment

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “environment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/environment/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

environment. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/environment/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “environment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/environment/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“environment.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/environment/>.