Environment vs Nat - What's the difference?

environment | nat |

As nouns the difference between environment and nat

is that environment is the surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest while nat is a groove, a fold.

As a pronoun nat is





(en noun)
  • The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.
  • The natural world or ecosystem.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: […];  […]; or perhaps to muse on the irrelevance of the borders that separate nation states and keep people from understanding their shared environment .}}
  • All the elements over which a designer has no control and that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.
  • A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.
  • (computing) The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.
  • (programming) The environment of a function at a point during the execution of a program is the set of identifiers in the function's scope and their bindings at that point.
  • (computing) The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.
  • Synonyms

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    (Acronym) (head)
  • (Internet) A network function whereby one network address is rewritten (translated) to another address: Network Address Translation is frequently used to allow multiple network nodes (computers or inter-networked devices) to share a single internet (or local network) IP address. NAT may be used in "one to one", "many to one", or "one to many" types of configurations.
  • (Internet) A device that implements that network function; a NAT firewall.
  • Anagrams