noun (used with a singular verb)
- ecology(def 1).
- (functioning as singular) a less common name for ecology (def. 1), ecology (def. 2)
“science of organic evolution; ecology,” 1888, coined by Scottish biologist Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) from Greek bio- (see bio-) + nomos “managing,” from nemein “manage” (see numismatics).
- See ecology.