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ecology

  

      n  
1    the study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment  
2    the set of relationships of a particular organism with its environment  
3    the study of the relationships between human groups and their physical environment,   (Also called (for senses 1, 2))    bionomics  
     (C19: from German Ökologie, from Greek oikos house (hence, environment))  
  ecologist      n  
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