Ecology - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |iˈkɑːlədʒi|  American pronunciation of the word ecology
Brit.  |ɪˈkɒlədʒi|  British pronunciation of the word ecology

noun

- the environment as it relates to living organisms

it changed the ecology of the island

- the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment (syn: bionomics)

Examples

Marble quarrying operations have disrupted the fragile ecology of the park.

the natural ecology of the Earth

it changed the ecology of the island

The Ecology Party fielded 109 candidates.

the ecology of the coastal swamplands

Word forms

noun
singular: ecology
plural: ecologies
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