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e·col·o·gy

 (ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. e·col·o·gies
1.
a. The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments.
b. The relationship between organisms and their environment.

[German Ökologie : Greek oikos, house; see weik- in Indo-European roots + German -logie, study (from Greek -logiā, -logy).]

ec′o·log′i·cal (ĕk′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, ē′kə-), ec′o·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
ec′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
e·col′o·gist n.
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ecology

(ɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Environmental Science) the study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment
2. (Environmental Science) the set of relationships of a particular organism with its environment
3. (Sociology) the study of the relationships between human groups and their physical environment
Also called (for senses 1, 2): bionomics
[C19: from German Ökologie, from Greek oikos house (hence, environment)]
eˈcologist n
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e•col•o•gy

(ɪˈkɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment.
2. the set of relationships existing between organisms and their environment.
3. Also called human ecology. the branch of sociology concerned with the spacing and interdependence of people and institutions.
4. the advocacy of protection of the air, water, and other natural resources from pollution or its effects; environmentalism.
[1870–75; earlier oecology < German Ökologie (1868) < Greek oîk(os) house + -o- -o- + German -logie -logy]
ec•o•log•i•cal (ˌɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-) ec`o•log′ic, adj.
ec`o•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
e•col′o•gist, n.
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e·col·o·gy

(ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
1. The scientific study of the relationships between living things and their environments.
2. A system of such relationships: the fragile ecology of the desert.
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ecology, oecology

1. the branch of biology that studies the relations between plants and animals and their environment. Also called bionomics, bionomy.
2. the branch of sociology that studies the environmental spacing and interdependence of people and institutions, as in rural or in urban settings. — ecologist, oecologist, n.ecological, oecological, adj.ecologically, oecologically, adv.
See also: Biology
1. the branch of biology that studies the relationship of organisms and environments. Also called bionomics, bionomy.
2. the branch of sociology that studies the environmental spacing and interdependence of people and their institutions, as in rural or urban settings. — ecologist, oecologist, n. — ecologie, oecologic, ecological, oecological, adj.
See also: Environment
the branch of sociology that studies the environmental spacing and interdependence of people and their institutions. — ecologist, oecologist, n.ecologie, oecologic, ecological, oecological, adj.
See also: Society
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ecology

1. The study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment.
2. Study of the relationships between living things and their enviroment.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ecology - the environment as it relates to living organismsecology - the environment as it relates to living organisms; "it changed the ecology of the island"
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
2.ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environmentecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
palaeoecology, paleoecology - the branch of ecology that studies ancient ecology
biotic community, community - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
association - (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
food chain - (ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member
food pyramid - (ecology) a hierarchy of food chains with the principal predator at the top; each level preys on the level below
food cycle, food web - (ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
ecesis, establishment - (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
ecological succession, succession - (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
ecological niche, niche - (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
cosmopolitan, widely distributed - growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
endemic - native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
eutrophic - (ecology) of a lake or other body of water rich in nutrients and subject to eutrophication
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ecology

noun environment, conditions, situation, scene, surroundings, context, habitat the effects of changes in climate on the coastal ecology
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Translations
عِلْمُ البِيئَةعِلْم البيئَه
екология
ecologia
ekologie
økologi
ekologio
ekologia
ekologija
ökológia
ecologia
ekologi
vistfræîi
生態学
생태학
oecologia
ekologijaekologinisekologiškaiekologas
ekoloģija
ecologie
životné prostredie
ekologija
ekologijaекологија
ekologi
นิเวศวิทยา
çevrebilimçevrebilimiekologi
екологія
sinh thái học

ecology

[ɪˈkɒlədʒɪ]
A. Necología f
B. CPD ecology movement Nmovimiento m ecologista
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ecology

[ɪˈkɒlədʒi] nécologie fe-commerce ecommerce [ˈiːkɒmɜːrs] ncommerce m électronique
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ecology

nÖkologie f
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ecology

[ɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] necologia
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ecology

(iˈkolədʒi) noun
(the study of) living things considered in relation to their environment. Pollution has a disastrous effect on the ecology of a region.
eˈcologist noun
ˌecoˈlogical (iː-) adjective
ˌecoˈlogically adverb
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ecology

عِلْمُ البِيئَة ekologie økologi Ökologie οικολογία ecología ekologia écologie ekologija ecologia 生態学 생태학 ecologie økologi ekologia ecologia экология ekologi นิเวศวิทยา çevrebilim sinh thái học 生态
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e·col·o·gy

n. ecología, estudio de plantas y animales en relación con el ambiente.
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Each ecological factor, however, has an impact on immigrants' mental health across multiple levels of the ecology.
This ecological factor sits oddly beside his later descriptions of how quickly food production now multiplies from China and India to the west, once proper price incentives are given to farmers; let alone besides his possibly justified optimism about the biotech revolution, which he somewhat turns into pessimism by fearing it may wipe out poor farmers in Africa.
However, this limitation does not apply to ecological factor analyses, in which the score for each case is the mean of a large number of individual scores.
Between studied ecological factors, elevation was the most important ecological factor in creation intraspecific diversity.
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Disturbance is another ecological factor that affects these ecosystems but it is not presented in detail nor is the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis, which is central to the maintenance of mussel beds.
The relatively large number of origins of active fungus dispersal indirectly supports the suggestion that co-pollinators may be a common ecological factor preventing selection for active pollination; in contrast to pollination systems, there is rarely an obvious guild of other insects that may serve as co-dispersers among fungus feeders.
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Lead author Tom Letessier, of ZSL's Institute of Zoology, said: "Human activity is now the biggest influence on sharks' distribution, overtaking every other ecological factor. Just 13% of the world's oceans can be considered 'wilderness' but sharks and other predators are much more common and significantly larger at distances greater than 1,250 kilometres away from people.
Both eastern and western mythology makes mention of dragons without, one is afraid, bringing in the ecological factor as in the case of dinosaurs.
There is an opportunity on any ecological factor to characterize quantitatively the range in which the species can exist (its valency) and to estimate ecological tolerance in relation to separate factors and their complexes.

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