Umwelt

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From German Umwelt (environment). More at um-, Welt.

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Umwelt (plural Umwelts or Umwelten)

  1. One's surroundings or environment; the outer world as perceived by organisms within it.
    • 1979, Kyril Bonfiglioli, “After You with the Pistol”:
      It seems that these S-E-A-Values are all about what ethnologists call the Umwelt — the area of alarm around members of the brute creation, such as human beings.
    • 1990 Oct, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p80, 10p, 7, S. J. Bodio, A. Shilstone, “Pigeon Racing: Homing in on an 'invisible' sport”:
      Still, a pigeon's worldview -- its Umwelt, ...
    • 2006 Vol. 91 Issue 3, p295-312, 18p, Chris Arthur, “Empty Room”, Southwest Review:
      ... a fragment snipped from the perplexing umwelt of Homo sapiens, our innumerable temporary enclosures.

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From um- +‎ Welt.

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Umwelt f (genitive Umwelt, plural Umwelten)

  1. environment (area around something)

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