The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest. (noun)
The natural world or ecosystem. (noun)
All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs. (noun)
A particular political or social setting, arena or condition. (noun)
The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system. (noun)
The environment of a function at a point during the execution of a program is the set of identifiers in the function's scope and their bindings at that point. (noun)
The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process. (noun)
Examples of word environment
I have to admit that some of the insights had a â€œWell, Duh!â€ quality when I first read them ie that a phenotype which enjoys a reproductive advantage in one environment may be selected against in another environment*.
That is, a non-mammalian is a fertilized egg _plus_ its parental (or extra-parental) environment; but a mammalian individual is a fertilized egg, _plus its intra-maternal environment_, plus its non-parental environment.
A Goldman spokesman said: "The firm produced very good results for 2009, but the environment is very difficult and the board was mindful of that difficult Âenvironment in making decisions about executive compensation."
However, I use the term environment in a different way than most are accustomed to.
The term environment is used in this statement broadly to also include health, safety, and the conservation of natural resources.