Environment

In terminology, environment is a oft-used term synonymous with the more technical terms surroundings or thermostat, in the sense of that which is immediately outside of the boundary of the system. The term is common in ecological thermodynamics and in ecological economics. [1]

References
1. Asafu-Adjaye, John. (2005). Environmental Economics for Non-economists (section 2.4: “Thermodynamics and the Environment”, pgs. 18-25). World Scientific.

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