1 external conditions or surroundings, esp. those in which people live or work
2 (Ecology) the external surroundings in which a plant or animal lives, which tend to influence its development and behaviour
3 the state of being environed; encirclement
4 (Computing) an operating system, program, or integrated suite of programs that provides all the facilities necessary for a particular application
a word-processing environment
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