biosphere


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bi·o·sphere

 (bī′ə-sfîr′)
n.
1. The part of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting life.
2. The living organisms and their environment composing the biosphere.

bi′o·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.

biosphere

(ˈbaɪəˌsfɪə)
n
(Environmental Science) the part of the earth's surface and atmosphere inhabited by living things

bi•o•sphere

(ˈbaɪ əˌsfɪər)

n.
1. the part of the earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere that supports life.
2. the ecosystem comprising the entire earth and the living organisms that inhabit it.
[1895–1900; < German Biosphäre; see bio-, -sphere]
bi`o•spher′ic (-ˈsfɛr ɪk) adj.

bi·o·sphere

(bī′ə-sfîr′)
The parts of the land, sea, and atmosphere in which organisms live.

biosphere

that part of the earth where most forms of life exist, specifically, where there is water or atmosphere.
See also: Biology
that part of the earth’s surface where most forms of life exist, specifically those parts where there is water or atmosphere.
See also: Earth, Life

biosphere

Earth’s living things and their environment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biosphere - the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms existbiosphere - the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
major planet, planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
Translations

biosphere

[ˈbaɪəˌsfɪəʳ] Nbiosfera f

biosphere

[ˈbaɪəsfɪər] nbiosphère f

biosphere

[ˈbaɪəˌsfɪəʳ] n the biospherela biosfera
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