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Environment most often refers to:

  • Natural environment, all living and non-living things occur naturally
  • Biophysical environment, the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect an organism or a group of organisms

Other physical and cultural environments[edit]

  • Ecology, the branch of ethology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings
  • Environment (systems), the surroundings of a physical system that may interact with the system by exchanging mass, energy, or other properties.
  • Built environment, constructed surroundings that provide the settings for human activity, ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places
  • Social environment, the culture that an individual lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact
  • Market environment, business term

Arts, entertainment and publishing[edit]

In computing[edit]

  • Environment (type theory), the association between variable names and data types in type theory
  • Deployment environment, in software deployment, a computer system in which a computer program or software component is deployed and executed
  • Runtime environment, a virtual machine state which provides software services for processes or programs while a computer is running
  • Environment variable, a variable capable of affecting the way processes behave on a computer

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