Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Defination of theme-Environment

en·vi·ron·ment audio (n-vrn-mnt, -vrn-) KEY

  1. The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings.
  2. The totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or group of organisms, especially:
    1. The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organisms: "We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism" (Paul Brooks).
    2. The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual or community.
  3. Computer Science
    1. The entire set of conditions under which one operates a computer, as it relates to the hardware, operating platform, or operating system.
    2. An area of a computer's memory used by the operating system and some programs to store certain variables to which they need frequent access
    3. Taken from http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/environment

The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof.

The concept of the natural environment can be distinguished by components:

The natural environment is contrasted with the built environment, which comprises the areas and components that are strongly influenced by humans. A geographical area is regarded as a natural environment (with an indefinite article), if the human impact on it is kept under a certain limited level (similar to section 1 above).


What I think about environment is the characteristics of somewhere where humans interact or do activities.

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