noun (used with a singular verb)

  1. ecology(def 1).


  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).

  1. See ecology.

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