the part of the earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere that supports life.
the ecosystem comprising the entire earth and the living organisms that inhabit it.
- bi·o·spher·ic [bahy-uh-sfer-ik], /ˌbaɪ əˈsfɛr ɪk/, adjective
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How to use biosphere in a sentence
“Not very much is known about the deep sea, but it makes up most of the biosphere,” says Craig Smith.
If we were organized around decarbonizing and getting into a good relationship with our biosphere, we could, by the end of this century, have a quite prosperous and successful long-term civilization, a carbon-negative civilization.Kim Stanley Robinson Holds Out Hope - Issue 90: Something Green | Liz Greene | October 7, 2020 | Nautilus
It’s time for us to wear our responsibility as a species, as a good citizen within the biosphere.How Psilocybin Can Save the Environment - Issue 90: Something Green | Mark MacNamara | September 30, 2020 | Nautilus
The only hope would be to run as fast as possible to find new genetic tricks to incorporate into your species or biosphere.How Life Could Continue to Evolve - Issue 88: Love & Sex | Caleb Scharf | August 12, 2020 | Nautilus
Priscu’s success in finding life in ice and water sometimes miles below the Antarctic surface has helped transform our view of the southernmost continent — a realm that until two decades ago was barely considered part of the biosphere.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice | Steve Nadis | July 20, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
British Dictionary definitions for biosphere
the part of the earth's surface and atmosphere inhabited by living things
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Scientific definitions for biosphere
The parts of the land, sea, and atmosphere in which organisms are able to live. The biosphere is an irregularly shaped, relatively thin zone in which life is concentrated on or near the Earth's surface and throughout its waters.
All the Earth's ecosystems considered as a single, self-sustaining unit.
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Cultural definitions for biosphere
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