Environment

Environment may refer to:

  • Environment (biophysical), the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect an organism
  • Environment (systems), the surroundings of a physical system that may interact with the system by exchanging mass, energy, or other properties
  • Environments (series), a series of LPs, cassettes and CDs depicting natural sounds
  • Built environment, constructed surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places
  • Knowledge environment
  • Natural environment
  • Social environment, the culture that an individual lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact

In computing:

  • Desktop environment, in computing, the graphical user interface to the computer
  • Environment variables, the dynamic set of variables defined in a process
  • Integrated development environment, a type of computer software that assists computer programmers in developing software
  • Runtime environment, a virtual machine state which provides software services for processes or programs while a computer is running
  • In Functional programming, the environment is "a function which maps variable names on to their values"
  • In Unified Process the Environment discipline "refers to the tools and customizing the process for the project"

Environmental may refer to:

  • Environmental art
  • Environmental determinism
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental movement
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental psychology
  • Environmental quality
  • Environmental science, the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment

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Famous quotes containing the word environment:

    A positive learning climate in a school for young children is a composite of many things. It is an attitude that respects children. It is a place where children receive guidance and encouragement from the responsible adults around them. It is an environment where children can experiment and try out new ideas without fear of failure. It is an atmosphere that builds children’s self-confidence so they dare to take risks. It is an environment that nurtures a love of learning.
    Carol B. Hillman (20th century)

    For those parents from lower-class and minority communities ... [who] have had minimal experience in negotiating dominant, external institutions or have had negative and hostile contact with social service agencies, their initial approaches to the school are often overwhelming and difficult. Not only does the school feel like an alien environment with incomprehensible norms and structures, but the families often do not feel entitled to make demands or force disagreements.
    Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)

    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)