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eco

[ ek-oh, ee-koh ]
/ ˈɛk oʊ, ˈi koʊ /
Informal.
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adjective
ecological or environmental.
not harmful to the environment: an eco resort with no air conditioning.
noun
ecology.
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Other definitions for eco (2 of 3)

Eco
[ ek-oh; Italian e-kaw ]
/ ˈɛk oʊ; Italian ˈɛ kɔ /

noun
Umberto, 1932–2016, Italian novelist and philosopher.

Other definitions for eco (3 of 3)

eco-

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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British Dictionary definitions for eco (1 of 3)

eco
/ (ˈiːkəʊ) /

noun
  1. short for ecology
  2. (as modifier)an eco group

British Dictionary definitions for eco (2 of 3)

Eco
/ (ˈɛkəʊ) /

noun
Umberto. born 1932, Italian semiologist and writer. His novels include The Name of the Rose (1981) and Foucault's Pendulum (1988)

British Dictionary definitions for eco (3 of 3)

eco-

combining form
denoting ecology or ecologicalecocide; ecosphere
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Medical definitions for eco

eco-

pref.
Ecology; ecological:ecosystem.
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