Biosphere

The living and dead organisms found near the earth's surface in parts of the lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. The part of the global carbon cycle that includes living organisms and biogenic organic matter.

biosphere

(Learning Modules / Geography / Urban sustainability) The living part of earth, from the highest flying insect to the deepest oceanic trench worm

biosphere

(Living things in their environment) the earth's landmasses, oceans and atmosphere, and all the animals, plants, insects, birds and micro-organisms living in them

Biosphere

The whole earth ecosystem i.e. all living organisms on earth.

Biosphere

The portion of Earth and its atmosphere that can support life.
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biosphere

The portion of Earth and its atmosphere that can support life. The part (reservoir) of the global carbon cycle that includes living organisms (plants and animals) and life- derived organic matter (litter, detritus). The terrestrial biosphere includes the living biota (plants and animals) and the litter and soil organic matter on land, and the marin...
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Biosphere

The portion of Earth and its atmosphere that can support life. The part (reservoir) of the global carbon cycle that includes living organisms (plants and animals) and life-derived organic matter (litter, detritus). The terrestrial biosphere in-cludes the living biota (plants and animals) and the litter and soil organic matter on land; the marine bi...
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biosphere

[n] - the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
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Biosphere

The part of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting life.
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Biosphere

is the sum of all ecosystems
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biosphere

Portion of the planet earth which supports and includes life.
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Biosphere

Literally, the part of the earth that supports life; more broadly, a large community of life-forms sharing a similar environment, such as a rain forest or prairie grassland.
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biosphere

<ecology> All the regions of the world where living organisms occur. ... (21 Mar 1998) ...
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biosphere

noun the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
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biosphere

(bi´o-sfēr″) that part of the universe in which living organisms are known to exist; see also atmosphere. the sphere of action between an organism and its environment.
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biosphere

relatively thin life-supporting stratum of the Earth`s surface, extending from a few kilometres into the atmosphere to the deep-sea vents of the ... [8 related articles]
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biosphere

biosphere, biospheric 1. The regions of the earth`s crust and atmosphere that are occupied by living organisms; occasionally, the living organisms themselves. 2. The realm or sphere or life in which the total biological process takes place. The earth's surface and the top layer of the hydrosphere (water layer) have the greatest density of living ...
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biosphere

That part of a planet or moon in which life can exist. It may include the crust, oceans, and atmosphere.
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biosphere

That part of the Earth and atmosphere capable of supporting living organisms.
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biosphere

biosphere, irregularly shaped envelope of the earth's air, water, and land encompassing the heights and depths at which living things exist. The biosphere is a closed and self-regulating system (see ecology), sustained by grand-scale cycles of energy and of materials—in particular, carbon, oxy...
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biosphere

Type: Term Pronunciation: bī′ō-sfēr Definitions: 1. All regions in the world where living organisms are found.
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biosphere

Narrow zone that supports life on our planet. It is limited to the waters of the Earth, a fraction of its crust, and the lower regions of the atmosphere. The biosphere is made up of all the Earth's ecosystems. It is affected by external forces such as the Sun's rays, which provide energy, the gravitational effects of the Sun and Moon, and c...
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Biosphere

The global ecosystem; that part of the earth and atmosphere capable of supporting living organisms.
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biosphere

the sumtotal of all organic life living on, in, or above Earth's surface. The part of the earth (air, water, rock) that supports life.
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biosphere

All ecosystems on Earth as well as the Earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere on and in which organisms exist; also, the sum of all living matter on Earth.
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