environmental

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

environmental \environmental\ adjective

1. of or pertaining to the environment; as, environmental factors. [WordNet 1.5]

2. of or pertaining to the environment (definition 2); as, environmental pollution; environmental disaster; environmental cleanup; environmental deterioration. [WordNet 1.5]

THOUSANDS of dead fish and other marine species, suffocated by a rotting, glutinous morass which spreads over kilometres of coral reefs. This scenario has all the hallmarks of a unnatural environmental disaster resulting from environmental negligence. However this isn't the case, instead the cause -- coral spawn slick deoxygenation -- is a natural event which has the potential to occur periodically on the reefs of the West Pilbara. --Michael Borowitzka ("Natural event spawns environmental disaster" in Murdoch News, October 12, 1995)

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

environmental

adjective

1: of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings; "environmental factors"

2: concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment; "environmental pollution"


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