What is environment?

  • (noun): The totality of surrounding conditions.
    Example: "He longed for the comfortable environment of his livingroom"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on environment, environments:

Organic Computing
... which are equipped with sensors and actuators, aware of their environment, communicate freely, and organise themselves in order to perform the actions and services that seem to be required ... The presence of networks of intelligent systems in our environment opens fascinating application areas but, at the same time, bears the problem of their controllability ... is a technical system, which adapts dynamically to the current conditions of its environment ...
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 ... the amalgamation of the Department of Environment and the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) ...
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 ... on 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 ...
Environmental Health
... of public health concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect 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 ...
Ecosophy - Félix Guattari
... obscure the complexity of the relationship between humans and their natural environment through its maintenance of the dualistic separation of human (cultur ... then, is a study 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 ...

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Famous quotes containing the word environment:

    The poorest children in a community now find the beneficent kindergarten open to them from the age of two-and-a-half to six years. Too young heretofore to be eligible to any public school, they have acquired in their babyhood the vicious tendencies of their own depraved neighborhoods; and to their environment at that tender age had been due the loss of decency and self-respect that no after example of education has been able to restore to them.
    Virginia Thrall Smith (1836–1903)

    In a land which is fully settled, most men must accept their local environment or try to change it by political means; only the exceptionally gifted or adventurous can leave to seek his fortune elsewhere. In America, on the other hand, to move on and make a fresh start somewhere else is still the normal reaction to dissatisfaction and failure.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    We learn through experience and experiencing, and no one teaches anyone anything. This is as true for the infant moving from kicking to crawling to walking as it is for the scientist with his equations. If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach.
    Viola Spolin (b. 1911)