What is environment?

Some articles on environment, environments:

Organic Computing
... autonomous systems, which are equipped with sensors and actuators, aware of their environment, communicate freely, and organise themselves in order to ... The presence of networks of intelligent systems in our environment opens fascinating application areas but, at the same time, bears the problem of their ... dynamically to the current conditions of its environment ...
Environmental Health
... health concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health ... human health whereas environmental science is concerned with the environment as it affects ecosystems ... It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments ...
Department Of Environment And Conservation (Western Australia)
... The Department of Environment and Conservation is a department of the Government of Western Australia that is responsible for implementing the state's conservation and environment ...
Washoe (chimpanzee) - ASL Instruction and Usage - Teaching Method
... Washoe was raised in an environment as close as possible to that of a human child, in an attempt to satisfy her psychological need for companionship ... the assumption that this would create a less confusing learning environment for Washoe ... Instead, they set up a conversational environment that evoked communication, without the use of rewards for specific actions ...
Ecosophy - Félix Guattari
... obscure the complexity of the relationship between humans and their natural environment through its maintenance of the dualistic separation of human (cultural) and nonhuman (natural) systems he envisions ecosophy as ... of complex phenomena, including human subjectivity, the environment, and social relations, all of which are intimately interconnected ... Without modifications to the social and material environment, there can be no change in mentalities ...

More definitions of "environment":

  • (noun): The totality of surrounding conditions.
    Example: "He longed for the comfortable environment of his livingroom"

Famous quotes containing the word environment:

    ... several generations of slum environment will produce a slum heredity ...
    Albion Fellows Bacon (1865–1933)

    Today the young actors regard their environment with rage and disgust. They regard their Master not as disciples regard their Master, but as slaves regard their Master.
    Judith Malina (b. 1926)

    If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)