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- The totality of the surrounding external conditions—biological, chemical, and physical—within which an organism, community, or object exists. The term is not exclusive in that organisms can be and usually are part of another organism’s environment. Thus one can speak of the environment as that within which humankind lives, i.e., separate and external; or, one can speak of humankind as a component of the environment.
- everything external to the organism. Source: Anthromorphemics
- The environment is the total of all surroundings which affect the existence of all living things. These external influence usually affect the appearance of these organisms
- The sum of all external conditions affecting the life, development and survival of an organism.
Source: Terms of the Environment