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I believe we should celebrate new possibilities of combining the printed codex with electronic technology... The information ecology is getting richer, not thinner.
Robert Darnton

Meaning of "ecology" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ECOLOGY

From German Ökologie, from Greek oikos house (hence, environment).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ECOLOGY

ecology  [ɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ECOLOGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ecology is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ECOLOGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ecology

Ecology

Ecology is the scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment, such as the interactions organisms have with each other and with their abiotic environment. Topics of interest to ecologists include the diversity, distribution, amount, number of organisms, as well as competition between them within and among ecosystems. Ecosystems are composed of dynamically interacting parts including organisms, the communities they make up, and the non-living components of their environment. Ecosystem processes, such as primary production, pedogenesis, nutrient cycling, and various niche construction activities, regulate the flux of energy and matter through an environment. These processes are sustained by organisms with specific life history traits, and the variety of organisms is called biodiversity. Biodiversity, which refers to the varieties of species, genes, and ecosystems, enhances certain ecosystem services. Ecology is an interdisciplinary field that includes biology and Earth science. The word "ecology" was coined in 1866 by the German scientist Ernst Haeckel.

Definition of ecology in the English dictionary

The first definition of ecology in the dictionary is the study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Other definition of ecology is the set of relationships of a particular organism with its environment. Ecology is also the study of the relationships between human groups and their physical environment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ECOLOGY


arcology
ɑːˈkɒlədʒɪ
biopsychology
ˌbaɪəʊsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
conchology
kɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ
ecotoxicology
ˌiːkəʊˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
ethnomusicology
ˌɛθnəʊmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
gynaecology
ˌɡaɪnɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
immunopharmacology
ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒɪ
lexicology
ˌlɛksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
musicology
ˌmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
mycology
maɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
neuropsychology
ˌnjʊərəʊsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
oncology
ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ
palaeoecology
ˌpælɪəʊɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
paleoecology
ˌpælɪəʊɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
pharmacology
ˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒɪ
phycology
faɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
psychology
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
psychopharmacology
ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒɪ
toxicology
ˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
trichology
trɪˈkɒlədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ECOLOGY

ecofreak
ecofriendly
ecol.
ecolodge
ecologic
ecological
ecological footprint
ecologically
ecologist
ecomovement
econ.
econobox
econometer
econometric
econometrical
econometrically
econometrician
econometrics
econometrist

WORDS THAT END LIKE ECOLOGY

anthology
anthropology
archaeology
astrology
biology
biotechnology
genealogy
geology
information technology
methodology
microbiology
mythology
neurology
pathology
phonology
physiology
radiology
sociology
technology
terminology
theology

Synonyms and antonyms of ecology in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ECOLOGY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ecology» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ecology

Translation of «ecology» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ECOLOGY

Find out the translation of ecology to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ecology from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ecology» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生态
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ecología
570 millions of speakers

English

ecology
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पारिस्थितिकी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عِلْمُ البِيئَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экология
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ecologia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাস্তুসংস্থান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écologie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ekologi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ökologie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

生態学
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생태학
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ekologi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sinh thái học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சூழலியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पर्यावरणशास्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ekoloji
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ecologia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ekologia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екологія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ecologie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οικολογία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ekologie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ekologi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

økologi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ecology

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ECOLOGY»

The term «ecology» is very widely used and occupies the 12.590 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of ecology
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ECOLOGY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ecology» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ecology» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ecology

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10 QUOTES WITH «ECOLOGY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ecology.
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Clive Anderson
I've always liked trees. And then, growing up, I took an interest in ecology, hedges being destroyed, the landscape being turned into prairies.
2
Dan Barber
When you pursue great flavor, you also pursue great ecology.
3
Ulrich Beck
I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk, not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment, too.
4
Daniel Berrigan
Well, I think I was always sort of reflecting where I was and my sense of surroundings and ecology, urban or country, or foreign, living in Europe, very affected by all of that.
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Thomas R. Cech
There should be more attention paid to scientific research in the ecology area, and I think that such attention to proper environmental concerns would make the public feel much better about it.
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Barry Commoner
The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else.
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Robert Darnton
I believe we should celebrate new possibilities of combining the printed codex with electronic technology... The information ecology is getting richer, not thinner.
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Albert Ellis
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
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Corneille Ewango
When I went to university, I decided that I would like to do something related to plant ecology, because I felt that plants were so beautiful. When I am studying plants, I feel like I am talking with some kind of supernatural life, like I am talking with someone who does not speak.
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Richard Gere
Well I think on a simple ecological level that the diversity of this planet is important for our survival, that all of our different cultures, people are important to the health of the whole the same way that a species of animal should be saved and at a simple ecology level.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ECOLOGY»

Discover the use of ecology in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ecology and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Theory of Ecology
This book is a milestone in ecological theory and is certain to motivate future empirical and theoretical work in one of the most exciting and active domains of the life sciences.
Samuel M. Scheiner, Michael R. Willig, 2011
2
Bacteriophage Ecology: Population Growth, Evolution, and ...
With strong emphasis on microbial population biology and distilling cutting-edge research into basic principles, this book will complement other currently available volumes.
Stephen T. Abedon, 2008
3
Road Ecology: Science and Solutions
Road Ecology links ecological theories and concepts with transportation planning, engineering, and travel behavior.
Richard T.T. Forman, 2003
4
Tropical Ecology
Offers the first comprehensive introduction to tropical ecology Describes all the major kinds of tropical terrestrial ecosystems Explains species diversity, evolutionary processes, and coevolutionary interactions Features numerous color ...
John Kricher, 2011
5
The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding ...
The Body Ecology Diet reveals how to restore and maintain the "inner ecology" your body needs to function properly, and eliminate or control the symptoms that rob you of the joy of living.
Donna Gates, Linda Schatz, 2011
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The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition: A Declaration of ...
The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce, a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business.
Paul Hawken, 2010
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Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis
A timely, well-grounded analysis that reveals an inconvenient truth: we can't save capitalism "and" save the planet.
Chris Williams, 2010
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Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in ...
Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead.
Gregory Bateson, 1972
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The Background of Ecology: Concept and Theory
The work traces developments in each of these somewhat isolated areas and identifies, where possible, parallels or convergences among them.
Robert P. McIntosh, 1986
10
A Critique for Ecology
This is a book of criticism.
Robert Henry Peters, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ECOLOGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ecology is used in the context of the following news items.
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Staffer at Berkeley's Ecology Center faces deportation
Daniel Maher (center), recycling director at Berkeley's Ecology Center, faces the threat of deportation to China, where he was born, but lived for ... «Berkeleyside, Jul 15»
2
Will US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Surprise This Quarter?
US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) is scheduled to next report earnings for the current quarter on 2015-08-05. Analysts are expecting earnings ... «Investor Newswire, Jul 15»
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US Ecology Inc. (ECOL) is Trading Lower on Unusual Volume for …
US Ecology Inc. (ECOL) experienced unusually high volume on Jul. 08, as the stock lost 1.47% to a closing price of $45.61. The stock saw ... «Equities.com, Jul 15»
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Non-disposal of waste damaging fragile ecology in Uttarakhand
GOPESHWAR: Rough treatment of trees by pilgrims and non-disposal of waste containing polythene and plastic littered during last year's ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Artist Grimanesa Amoros Combines Architecture And Ecology For …
"I created 'Golden Waters' so when the public engages with the work, they are not only drawn in, but are able to stop, think and observe," artist ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Central Washington Dept. of Ecology Office moves to Union Gap
UNION GAP, Wash. -- The Department of Ecology Central Washington branch office is now in Union Gap. Tuesday morning was their official ... «KIMA CBS 29, Jul 15»
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New Department of Ecology Building Up and Running
The former office of ecology was located along West Yakima Avenue. Department officials say the new building will allow conferences and ... «KAPP, Jul 15»
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Grassland ecology: Complexity of nutrient constraints
Grasslands account for as much as one-third of the net primary production on land. Results from a network of experiments carried out on five ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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Chehalis, Winlock Waterway Projects Funded as Ecology
Chehalis and Winlock are among the 162 waterway projects to be funded by $227 million in grants and loans as announced by the Washington ... «The Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Ecology: Sourcing water in a savannah
Climate-driven shifts in rainfall regimes could alter the vertical distribution of water in soils, with potential consequences for the balance of ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ecology [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ecology>. Aug 2019 ».
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