Abiotic meaning

ābī-ŏtĭk
Of nonliving substances or environmental factors.
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Nonliving.

The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.

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The definition of abiotic is an ecological term that is anything chemical or physical that lacks life.

An example of something abiotic is light.

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Not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors in an environment include such items as sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation.
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Nonliving, inanimate, characterised by the absence of life; of inorganic matter. [Mid 20th century.]
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Nonliving.

The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.

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Tending to inhibit or destroy life; antibiotic; incompatible with life. [Mid 20th century.]
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Origin of abiotic

  • First attested in 1874. a- +‎ biotic, both elements from Ancient Greek.

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