sheltered environment

sheltered environment

A generic term for an environment that provides protection and custodial care to those who cannot, for various reasons, fend for themselves.
 
Examples
Nursing homes, institutions for mentally challenged, “safe houses” for abused women, halfway houses for rehabilitating drug addicts.
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sheltered environment

An environment that provides protection and custodial care to those who cannot, for various reasons, fend for themselves Examples Nursing homes, institutions for mentally challenged, 'safe houses' for abused ♀, halfway houses for rehabilitating drug addicts. See Disenfranchised population.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Once deployed, the roof operates like a sail to cover the oculus above the field of play and create a sheltered environment for football during the summer, said ZHA in its statement.
There is a clear shift from working in a sheltered environment at university to dealing with real life: attending to emergencies, seeing patients with mental and physical limitations, and dealing with patients, or their companions, who may be angry or upset for various reasons.
These bright-eyed, or maybe bleary-eyed, kids are about to leave a sheltered environment and enter the world, now at last pursuing happiness fully guided by their own lights.
Living and working in a safe, sheltered environment, they can have a level of independence that's unthinkable in a normal village or town.
- Lewis Jenkins, by email Carol: If you have a bright, sheltered environment, preferably a greenhouse (it doesn't need to be heated), you can sow lettuce, rocket and other leafy crops successionally through winter.
QCAN I grow lettuce and rocket in winter?- Lewis Jenkins, by email AIF YOU'VE got a bright, sheltered environment, preferably a greenhouse (it doesn't need to be heated), you can sow lettuce, rocket and other leafy crops successionally through the winter.
- Lewis Jenkins, by email Carol: If you've got a bright, sheltered environment, preferably a greenhouse (it doesn't need to be heated), you can sow lettuce, rocket and other leafy crops successionally through the winter.
Sandboxing allows potentially malicious software to be handed off to a sheltered environment so its full behaviour can be directly observed without affecting production networks.
Meachen hopes the remains are sufficiently preserved in the cold, sheltered environment to contain snippets of genetic information.
It is believed the warm weather tempted the bees away from their normal sheltered environment into the open.
You will soon find out how different the real world is from the sheltered environment of schools.