Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
abiotic (adjective)
not biotic - abiological the abiotic environment
abiotic (Wikipedia)
Abiotic factors are non living components found in an ecosystem which influence living things (biotic factors).

In biology and ecology, abiotic components or abiotic factors are non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems. Abiotic factors and the phenomena associated with them underpin all biology.

Abiotic components include physical conditions and non-living resources that affect living organisms in terms of growth, maintenance, and reproduction. Resources are distinguished as substances or objects in the environment required by one organism and consumed or otherwise made unavailable for use by other organisms.

These are different settings on earth that are abiotic factors, which mean they are not living organisms, that contribute to the earth in many different ways.

Component degradation of a substance occurs by chemical or physical processes, e.g. hydrolysis. All non-living components of an ecosystem, such as atmospheric conditions and water resources, are called abiotic components.

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