Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun environment

2 senses of environment

Sense 1
environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")
       => situation, state of affairs -- (the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt)

Sense 2
environment, environs, surroundings, surround -- (the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround")
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

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