Environment
Environment En*vi"ron*ment, n. [Cf. F. environnement.] 1. Act of environing; state of being environed. [1913 Webster]

2. That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in their growth and development. [1913 Webster]

It is no friendly environment, this of thine. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


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  • environment — environment. См. среда [обитания]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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