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Environment - (biophysical)

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Environment may refer to:
• Environment (biophysical), the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect an organism
• Environment (systems), the surroundings of a physical system that may interact with the system by exchanging mass, energy, or other properties
• Environments (series), a series of LPs, cassettes and CDs depicting natural sounds
• Built environment, constructed surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places
• Knowledge environment
• Natural environment
• Social environment, the culture that an individual lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact
In computing:
• Desktop environment, in computing, the graphical user interface to the computer
• Environment variables, the dynamic set of variables defined in a process
• Integrated development environment, a type of computer software that assists computer programmers in developing software
• Runtime environment, a virtual machine state which provides software services for processes or programs while a computer is running
• In Functional programming, the environment is "a function which maps variable names on to their values" [1]
• In Unified Process the Environment discipline "refers to the tools and customizing the process for the project"
Natural environment
The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof. It is an environment that encompasses the interaction of all living species.[1] The concept of the natural environment can be distinguished by components:
• Complete ecological units that function as natural systems without massive human intervention, including all vegetation, microorganisms, soil, rocks, atmosphere and natural phenomena that occur within their boundaries.
• Universal natural resources and physical phenomena that lack clear-cut boundaries, such as air,...


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