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Definition of "environmental" []

  • Of, relating to, or associated with the environment. (adjective)
  • Relating to or being concerned with the ecological impact of altering the environment. (adjective)
  • Medicine Of or relating to potentially harmful factors originating in the environment: environmental illness. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "environmental" in a sentence
  • "If we suppose that some of the ˜pegs™ in Waddington's model are environmental factors, rather than genetic loci, then we can define separate notions of ˜environmental canalisation™ and ˜genetic canalisation™."
  • "The unpopularity of the green movement still makes the term "environmental" seem toxic in some circles."
  • "The team found that in the previous two decades industrial society had gone into overshoot - the term environmental scientists use for a population of living things that is consuming vital resources so extravagantly that the ability of their environment to keep supporting them is at risk."