the limiting effect of environmental conditions on the numerical growth of a population.
noun 1. the branch of science concerned with the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the environment and their effect on organisms.
- Environment variable
programming, operating system A variable that is bound in the current environment. When evaluating an expression in some environment, the evaluation of a variable consists of looking up its name in the environment and substituting its value. Most programming languages have some concept of an environment but in Unix shell scripts it has a specific […]
[en-vahy-ruh nz, -vahy-ernz, en-ver-uh nz, -vahy-ernz] /ɛnˈvaɪ rənz, -ˈvaɪ ərnz, ˈɛn vər ənz, -vaɪ ərnz/ plural noun 1. the surrounding parts or districts, as of a city; outskirts; suburbs. 2. surrounding objects; surroundings; . 3. an area or space close by; vicinity. [en-vahy-ruh n, -vahy-ern] /ɛnˈvaɪ rən, -ˈvaɪ ərn/ verb (used with object) 1. to […]