Definition of ecological in English:



  • Relating to or concerned with the relation of living organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

    ‘one of the world's worst ecological disasters’
    ‘pollution is posing a serious threat to the ecological balance of the oceans’
    • ‘Free trade between states would also need to be modified to take account of ecological issues.’
    • ‘Juan Carlos launches into a lecture on Bolivia's ecological cosmology.’
    • ‘The diversity of program interventions addressed all of the factors outlined in the ecological perspective.’
    • ‘More than 3,000 species of mosquitoes are present on our planet, each occupying a distinct ecological niche.’
    • ‘The Forum brings religious scholars into gatherings where they can explore their relationships to the contemporary ecological crisis.’
    • ‘He says he has moved from being a fiscal conservative to being an ecological conservative.’
    • ‘Researchers attributed the finding to improvements in the ecological environment of the region.’
    • ‘Therefore, kin recognition should be studied with explicit references to the ecological context within which the recognition behavior is expressed.’
    • ‘Take an inventory of what kind of an impact your life has on Mother Earth - your own personal ecological footprint.’
    • ‘The implications of studying ecological performance for within-species selection studies are profound.’
    • ‘All the interbasin transfers in South Africa are potential ecological disasters.’
    • ‘In addition, differences among species in their ability to stabilize posture in rolling appear to have ecological implications.’
    • ‘The fishing communities bore the economic brunt of the ecological crisis.’
    • ‘The loss of preexisting genes or gene activities during evolution is a major mechanism of ecological specialization.’
    • ‘The possible ecological significance of the different activity time of the ruddy mongoose has not been studied.’
    • ‘Flowers occur in a vast range of ecological situations.’
    • ‘Every morning Native American tribal leaders filmed their conversations for use in a society which has yet to acquire their ecological awareness.’
    • ‘Economic growth must come to mean sustainable ecological improvement, not ecological destruction.’
    • ‘Through mutation, genes test different strategies for enhancing ecological survival.’
    • ‘Economic growth has been bought at the expense of ecological disarray.’