Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Environment (Page: 499)

En*vi"ron*ment (?), n. [Cf. F. environnement.]

1. Act of environing; state of being environed.

2. That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in their growth and development.

It is no friendly environment, this of thine. Carlyle.