1. biosphere

noun. ['ˈbaɪoʊsˌfɪr'] the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist.


  • region
  • part
  • planet


  • inside
  • middle
  • end
  • misconception


  • bio- (English)
  • βίος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • sphere (English)
  • sphere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Biosphere

  • atmosphere
  • hemisphere
  • lanphere
  • stratosphere
  • telesphere

How do you pronounce biosphere?

Pronounce biosphere as ˈbaɪoʊsˌfɪr.

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Sentences with biosphere

1. Noun, singular or mass
The biosphere is all of the ecosystems on Earth added together.

2. Adjective
The biosphere processes the elements so that processes such as photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation can occur.

Quotes about biosphere

1. Today the network of relationships linking the human race to itself and to the rest of the biosphere is so complex that all aspects affect all others to an extraordinary degree. Someone should be studying the whole system, however crudely that has to be done, because no gluing together of partial studies of a complex nonlinear system can give a good idea of the behavior of the whole.
- Murray Gell-Mann