milieu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French milieu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /mɪlˈju/, /mɪlˈjʊ/
  • (from French) IPA(key): /milˈjø/

Noun[edit]

milieu (plural milieux or milieus)

  1. medium
  2. A person's social setting or environment.

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milieu n (plural milieus, diminutive milieutje n)

  1. environment
    • 2006, Hilde Greefs, Water Management, Communities, and Environment: The Low Countries in Comparative Perspective, C. 1000 - C. 1800, Academia Press, pages 195:
      Maar turfwinning had een onbedoeld gevolg voor het milieu: bodemdaling en -erosie waardoor het waterbeheer een problematisch karakter kreeg.
      But peat extraction had an unintended consequence for the environment: sinking and erosion of the soil which made water management problematic in character.
  2. milieu

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mi- (mid) +‎ lieu (place)

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Noun[edit]

milieu m (plural milieux)

  1. middle; center
  2. setting; environment; surroundings
  3. social circle; milieu

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