ecosystem - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    biology all the plants and animals in a particular area, considered as a system with parts that depend on one another
  2. 2
    business, computing all the different activities, companies, systems etc that are involved in a particular area of business, especially new technology

    Today Apple’s iOS platform and ecosystem seem invincible.

    TED Talks have become a mainstay of the online ecosystem.