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noosphere

[noh-uh-sfeer] /ˈnoʊ əˌsfɪər/
noun, Ecology
1.
the biosphere including and modified by such human activities as agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, urbanization, and industrialization.
Also called anthroposphere.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < French noösphere < Greek nóo(s) mind + French sphère sphere
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  • Ecosphere and noosphere have energy and information as a base.
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noosphere

/ˈnəʊˌsfɪə/
noun
1.
(philosophy) the part of the biosphere that is affected by human thought, culture, and knowledge
Word Origin
C20: from French noösphère, based on Greek noos mind
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