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Expression talk:environment

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Trimmed definition[edit]

The previous English definition was this:

A concept which includes all aspects of the surroundings of humanity, affecting individuals and social groupings. The European Union has defined the environment as "the combination of elements whose complex interrelationships make up the settings, the surroundings and the conditions of life of the individual and of society, as they are or as they are felt". The environment thus includes the built environment, the natural environment and all natural resources, including air, land and water. It also includes the surroundings of the workplace. (Source: GILP96)

That definition was highly redundant. I trimmed it to the following:

The set of all natural and human-made surroundings that affect individuals, social groupings, and other life, including the air, land, water, and constructed facilities
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This article (environment) needs attention because:
The slv, pol, and bul translations of that definition need updated.
It has been added to this category for attention. Thank you for your patience.

The definition in language "slv" (Slovenian) is out of sync. The definition in language "pol" (Polish) is out of sync. The definition in language "bul" (Bulgarian) is out of sync.Rod A. Smith 07:56, 25 July 2006 (CEST)

Upon further review, the two given definitions appeared to overlap while omitting the common "nature" sense, causing some confusion in the synonyms and translations given. The above definition refers to the comprehensive, world-wide environment while the other was written to refer to the restricted environment of a specific organism:

The complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors that surround and act upon an organism or ecosystem.

Unfortunately, readers picked up on "...or ecosystem" and translated it as "nature". The key part of the definition was "...that surround and act upon an organism...". I added the "nature" definition and reshuffled the synonyms and translations between the three definitions. Rod A. Smith 07:56, 25 July 2006 (CEST)

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This article (environment) needs attention because:
Medio ambiente has to be erased (medio ambiente existed previously)
It has been added to this category for attention. Thank you for your patience.

--Ascánder 15:17, 3 August 2006 (CEST)

Removed Medio ambiente by checking the box under the wastepaper basket and pressing save.--Sannab 16:14, 3 August 2006 (CEST)