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An ecological community together with its environment, functioning as a unit.
(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-)
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with its environment.
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.
any area or region regarded as a unit for ecological observation and study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment.See also: Environment
A community of living things and their environment (pond, tree, forest, etc).
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|Noun||1.||ecosystem - a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment|
ecosystem[ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstɪm] N → ecosistema m
ecosystem[ˈiːkəʊsɪstəm] n → écosystème meco-tax ecotax [ˈiːkəʊtæks] n → écotaxe feco-tourism [ˌiːkəʊˈtʊərɪzəm] n → écotourisme meco-tourist [ˈiːkəʊtʊərɪst] n → touriste mf respectueux/euse de l'environnementeco-warrior [ˈiːkəʊwɒriər] n (British) (= environmental activist) → militant(e) m/f écologiste
ecosystem[ˈiːkəʊˌsɪst/əm] n → ecosistema m
n. ecosistema, microcosmo ecológico.