- The definition of abiotic is an ecological term that is anything chemical or physical that lacks life.
An example of something abiotic is light.
Light is abiotic.
abiotic definition by Webster's New World
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of nonliving substances or environmental factors
Origin: a- (sense ) plush biotic
abiotic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Nonliving: The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.
- aˌbi·oˈsis noun
- aˌbi·otˈic·al·ly adverb
abiotic - Science Definition
Not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors in an environment include such items as sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation. Compare biotic.
- abiosis abiosis noun