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English definition of “emission”

emission

noun     /ɪˈmɪʃ.ən/
C1 [U] the act of sending out gas , heat , light , etc.: Environmental groups want a substantial reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases .Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsEmitting and ejecting C1 [C] an amount of gas , heat , light , etc. that is sent out: carbon dioxide emissions Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsEmitting and ejecting
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