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ECOLOGICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ecological mean? 

ECOLOGICAL (adjective)
  The adjective ECOLOGICAL has 2 senses:

1. characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment
2. of or relating to the science of ecology

  Familiarity information: ECOLOGICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ECOLOGICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

ecologic; ecological

Context example:

an ecological disaster

Pertainym:

ecology (the environment as it relates to living organisms)


Sense 2ecological [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the science of ecology

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

bionomic; bionomical; ecologic; ecological

Context example:

ecological research

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

Pertainym:

ecology (the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment)


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