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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ih-kol-uh-jee]
    • /ɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ih-kol-uh-jee]
    • /ɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/

Definitions of oecology word

  • noun plural oecology the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms. 1
  • noun plural oecology the set of relationships existing between organisms and their environment: desert ecologies. 1
  • noun plural oecology the set of relationships existing between any complex system and its surroundings or environment: the ecology and politics of healthcare. 1
  • noun plural oecology Also called human ecology. the branch of sociology concerned with the spacing and interdependence of people and institutions. 1
  • noun plural oecology advocacy for the protection of natural resources from pollution or its effects; environmentalism. 1

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Origin of oecology

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
1870-75; earlier oecology < German Ökologie < Greek oîk(os) “house, dwelling” + -o- + German -logie -logy; term introduced by E. H. Haeckel

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Parts of speech for Oecology


oecology popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

oecology usage trend in Literature

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