abiotic factors

abiotic factor

noun Ecology.
a nonliving condition or thing, as climate or habitat, that influences or affects an ecosystem and the organisms in it: Abiotic factors can determine which species of organisms will survive in a given environment.
Compare biotic factor.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Abiotic factors
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: abiotic
Next Definition: abiotic-factor
Words Near: Abiotic factors
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for Abiotic factors
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing Abiotic factors
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature