Nature and the Etymological Meaning of Environment

The Etymological Meanings of Environment

The term Environment which etymologically means surroundings is considered as a composite term for the conditions in which organisms live and, thus, consists of air, water, food and sunlight which are the basic needs of all living being sand plant life, to carry on their life functions.

The environment also includes other living things, temperature, wind, electricity etc. In other words, environment consists of both biotic and abiotic substances. Environment creates favourable conditions for the existence and development of living organisms.

For a given organism the environment includes all the surrounding physical and biological factors with which it interacts. The factor is any external force, substance, or condition that affects organisms in anyway.

Thus, environment is the sum total of everything that directly influences the animal‘s chances of survival and reproduction. Environment is a very broad concept. Everything that affects an organism during its life time is collectively called its environment.

Favorable Condition for the Existence and Development of Living Organisms

For a given organism the environment includes all the surrounding physical and biological factors with which it interacts. The factor is any external force, substance, or condition that affects organisms in anyway.

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Thus, environment is the sum total of everything that directly influences the animal‘s chances of survival and reproduction. Environment is a very broad concept. Everything that affects an organism during its life time is collectively called its environment

In summary, the term Environment which etymologically means surroundings is considered as a composite term for the conditions in which organisms live and, thus, consists of air, water, food and sunlight which are the basic needs of all living beings and plant life, to carry on their life functions.

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