- ecological or environmental.
- not harmful to the environment: an eco resort with no air conditioning.
[ek-oh; Italian e-kaw]
- Umberto,born 1932, Italian novelist and philosopher.
- a combining form representing ecology in the formation of compounds (ecosystem; ecotype); also with the more general sense “environment,” “nature,” “natural habitat” (ecocide; ecolaw; ecopolitics).
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Examples from the Web for eco
“We want to invest in an eco startup and company with the same values around the environment as us,” Marcario said.Patagonia Creates Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Green Businesses
May 8, 2013
General Motors offers “Eco” versions of models like the popular Cruze.The Greenest Month Ever: Hybrids Race Ahead
December 4, 2012
Zedlmayer called for a full "eco system": Pharma, R&D, the works.Barbara Bush: Young Leaders Can Solve the Global Health Crisis
March 9, 2012
Unsurprisingly, the Chief Rabbi of Rome had a few questions for Eco.
Does Eco stay up at night wondering if any of those wrong hands belong to a future Simonini?
- short for ecology
- (as modifier)an eco group
- Umberto. born 1932, Italian semiologist and writer. His novels include The Name of the Rose (1981) and Foucault's Pendulum (1988)
- denoting ecology or ecologicalecocide; ecosphere
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Word Origin and History for eco
word-forming element referring to the environment and man's relation to it, abstracted from ecology, ecological; attested from 1969.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Ecology; ecological:ecosystem.
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