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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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All the living and non-living things that exist together in a certain environment.

Usage examples (38)
  • A pond environment is an example of a self-sustaining ecosystem.
  • The closed ecosystem is getting to me more and more.
  • Long-term ecosystem response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
  • The Lerma-Chapala ecosystem is not, of course, a closed system. for more
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