Adjective "ecological" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/iːkəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l//ɛkəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or concerned with the relation of living organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
  1. 'one of the world's worst ecological disasters'
  2. 'He says he has moved from being a fiscal conservative to being an ecological conservative.'
  3. 'Economic growth has been bought at the expense of ecological disarray.'
  4. 'The loss of preexisting genes or gene activities during evolution is a major mechanism of ecological specialization.'
  5. 'Take an inventory of what kind of an impact your life has on Mother Earth - your own personal ecological footprint.'
  6. 'Researchers attributed the finding to improvements in the ecological environment of the region.'
  7. 'Juan Carlos launches into a lecture on Bolivia's ecological cosmology.'
  8. 'In addition, differences among species in their ability to stabilize posture in rolling appear to have ecological implications.'
  9. 'Economic growth must come to mean sustainable ecological improvement, not ecological destruction.'
  10. 'The implications of studying ecological performance for within-species selection studies are profound.'
  11. 'Therefore, kin recognition should be studied with explicit references to the ecological context within which the recognition behavior is expressed.'

Definitions

1. the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms.

2. Also called human ecology. the branch of sociology concerned with the spacing and interdependence of people and institutions.

More examples(as adjective)

"disasters can be ecological."

"damages can be ecological."

"balances can be ecological."

"problems can be ecological."

"niches can be ecological."

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Origin

(ecology)