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industrial ecology (s) (noun), industrial ecologies (pl)
The study of the flows of material and energy resources in industrial and consumer activities, of the effects of these flows on the environment, and of the influences of economic, political, and social factors on the use of such resources: "Industrial ecology utilizes the principles from ecology, thermodynamics, and systems theories."
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