Ecosystem - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈiːkoʊsɪstəm|  American pronunciation of the word ecosystem
Brit.  |ˈiːkəʊsɪstəm|  British pronunciation of the word ecosystem

noun

- a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

Examples

The tiny creature contributes to its ecosystem in ways we are only just beginning to appreciate.

...the place of raptorial birds in the park's ecosystem...

All the organisms in an ecosystem are part of an evolutionary continuum.

Word forms

noun
singular: ecosystem
plural: ecosystems
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