It might be a physical component, which is also be known as physical environment or a-biotic environment which includes the built environment. The natural surroundings like air conditions, water, land, atmosphere etc are usually the part of physical environment but they usually are known as natural environment. People surrounding the item or thing, this type of environment is known as human environment. This is also known as the social environment and includes elements like the religious environment, emotional environment, residence, relations etc.
Environment is derived from the French word Environ which means to encircle or surround. Environment is sum total of water, air, and land, inter-relationships among themselves and also with the human beings, other living organisms and property. The above definition given in Environment Act, 1986 clearly indicates that environment includes all the physical and biological surroundings and their interactions.