One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a way that relates to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition.‘alternatives to environmentally damaging pesticides’‘measures designed to promote environmentally friendly farming’‘the village was suffering economically, socially, and environmentally’
- ‘They have joined a campaign calling on investment banks to cut off funding for environmentally devastating dam projects.’
- ‘He's been working to promote environmentally sensitive eco-tourism, or, as he prefers to describe it, ethical tourism.’
- ‘Smart growth provides a much-needed framework in which to harness market forces in order to preserve environmentally sensitive lands.’
- ‘Following the massive problems associated with Hurricane Floyd in 1999, the state brokered an agreement by which $18 million was contributed to develop and implement environmentally superior technologies.’
- ‘Some are developing environmentally sustainable power plants for rural areas that urgently need to address chronic electricity shortages.’
2In a way that relates to a person's surroundings.sentence adverb ‘environmentally speaking, it's a good job change for me’
- ‘The developer deliberately produced a high quality, environmentally richer housing system, and the houses have been selling very well.’
- ‘He was asked to transform the building into a more socially and environmentally dynamic entity.’
- ‘Fifteen years ago, this was an economically and environmentally depressed city.’
- ‘As the comfort levels of an environmentally transparent workspace become known, and as these control technologies develop, their global acceptance seems inevitable.’
- ‘An increase in the uncertainty of market structure constitutes a more environmentally complex condition.’
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