Ecology meaning

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Ecology is defined as the branch of science that studies how people or organisms relate to each other and their environment.

An example of ecology is studying the food chain in a wetlands area.

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The scientific study of the relationships between living things and their environments.
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A system of such relationships within a particular environment.
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The branch of biology dealing with the relationships of organisms with their environment and with each other.
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(sociology) The study of the relationship and adjustment of human groups to their geographical and social environments.
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Origin of ecology

  • German Ökologie Greek oikos house weik-1 in Indo-European roots German -logie study (from Greek -logiā -logy)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Ökologie, from Ancient Greek οἶκος (oikos, “house”) + -λογία (-logia, “study of”)

    From Wiktionary