Definition of "biosphere" [biosphere]

  • (noun) The part of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting life.
  • (noun) The living organisms and their environment composing the biosphere.

Use "biosphere" in a sentence

  • ""Bio" means life, and the term biosphere was first coined by a Russian scientist (Vladimir Vernadsky) in the 1920s."
  • "As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said to me, "Just as Earth once covered itself with a film of interdependent living organisms which we call the biosphere, so mankind's combined achievements are forming a global network of collective mind.""
  • "As Dyson points out, the biosphere is the single most complex system we study and weather is a continuously changing process."

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