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Another word for milieu

  1. The totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development

      1. The earth, especially together with the life it supports:
      2. The universe:
      3. Humankind considered as social beings; human society:
      1. The external objects, conditions, and circumstances that affect existence and development; the environment.
      1. Something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes.
      2. An intervening substance through which something else is transmitted or carried on.
      3. An agency by which something is accomplished, conveyed, or transferred:
      1. The totality of the natural world, often excluding humans:
      2. A subset of the natural world; an ecosystem:
      3. The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, behavior, and survival of organisms:
      1. The meteorological conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and wind, that characteristically prevail in a particular region.
      2. A region of the earth having particular meteorological conditions:
      3. A prevailing condition or set of attitudes in human affairs:
      1. The gaseous mass or envelope surrounding a celestial body, especially the one surrounding the earth, and retained by the celestial body's gravitational field.
      2. The air or climate in a specific place.
      3. A unit of pressure equal to the air pressure at sea level. It equals the amount of pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 millimeters high at 0 degrees Celsius under standard gravity, or 14.7 pounds per square inch (1.01325 × 105 pascals).
      1. The special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment: