physical environment

(noun) The physical world people experience through their senses.

Example: The air, animals, built environment, climate, land, plants, sounds, or structures around a person.

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  • Plural: physical environments

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How to Cite the Definition of Physical Environment

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “physical environment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 26, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-environment/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

physical environment. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-environment/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “physical environment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 26, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-environment/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“physical environment.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-environment/>.