An environment is everything that’s around us. It can be living or nonliving things. It includes physical, compound and other organic forces. Living things reside in their environment. They always interact with it and adapt themselves to conditions within their surroundings. In the surroundings, there are different interactions between animals plants, land, water, and other living and non-living things.
Since that which is part of these surroundings of something else, the word ‘environment’ is used to talk about many things. Individuals in various fields of knowledge use the term environment differently. Electromagnetic environment is radio waves and other electromagnetic radiation and magnetic areas. The galactic environment identifies states between the stars.
The environment impacts the growth and development of the person. It impacts the individual’s behavior body, mind, and heart.
Discussions on nature versus nurture are sometimes framed as heredity vs environment.