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Environment (disambiguation) facts for kids

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Environment may mean:

  • Environment (biophysical), the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect an organism
  • Natural environment, all living and non-living things that occur naturally on Earth
  • Built environment, constructed surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places
  • Social environment, the culture that an individual lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact
  • Environmental science, the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment
  • Environmental psychology
  • Environmental determinism
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental quality
  • Environmental art

In computing:

  • Environment variable, the set of environments meaning in a process
  • Runtime environment, a virtual machine state which gives a software services for processes or programs while a computer is running
  • Integrated development environment, a kind of computer software that helps computer programmers in developing software
  • Desktop environment, in computing, is graphical user interface to the computer


  • Ambient
  • Environmentalism, a concern with the preservation of the environment
  • Environmental movement
  • Ecology, a sub-discipline of biology often confused with the environment in general

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Medio ambiente (desambiguación) para niños

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