(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 July 18, 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 July 18, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-environment/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“physical environment.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Jul. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-environment/>.