ecosystem


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e·co·sys·tem

 (ē′kō-sĭs′təm, ĕk′ō-)
n.
An ecological community together with its environment, functioning as a unit.

ecosystem

(ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstəm; ˈɛkəʊ-)
n
(Biology) ecology a system involving the interactions between a community of living organisms in a particular area and its nonliving environment
[C20: from eco(logy) + system]

ec•o•sys•tem

(ˈɛk oʊˌsɪs təm, ˈi koʊ-)

n.
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with its environment.
[1930–35]

ec·o·sys·tem

(ē′kō-sĭs′təm)
An ecological community made up of plants, animals, and microorganisms together with their environment. A pond or a rain forest are each examples of complex ecosystems.

ecosystem

any area or region regarded as a unit for ecological observation and study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment.
See also: Environment

ecosystem

A community of living things and their environment (pond, tree, forest, etc).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ecosystem - a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environmentecosystem - a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
Translations
ekosystém
ekosysteemi
ekosistemekosustav
vistkerfi
økosystem

ecosystem

[ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstɪm] Necosistema m

ecosystem

[ˈiːkəʊsɪstəm] nécosystème meco-tax ecotax [ˈiːkəʊtæks] nécotaxe feco-tourism [ˌiːkəʊˈtʊərɪzəm] nécotourisme meco-tourist [ˈiːkəʊtʊərɪst] ntouriste mf respectueux/euse de l'environnementeco-warrior [ˈiːkəʊwɒriər] n (British) (= environmental activist) → militant(e) m/f écologiste

ecosystem

[ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstm] necosistema m

e·co·sys·tem

n. ecosistema, microcosmo ecológico.
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