Definition of milieu noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

milieu

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//miːˈljɜː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//miːˈljɜː//
 
[countable, usually singular](pl. milieux, milieus
BrE BrE//miːˈljɜːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//miːˈljɜːz//
 
)
(from French, formal)
 
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the social environment that you live or work in synonym background The findings of the report refer to a particular social and cultural milieu. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: French, from mi ‘mid’ + lieu ‘place’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: milieu