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greenhouse gas

noun [C or U]
 
 
ENVIRONMENT
one of several gases, especially carbon dioxide, that prevent heat from the earth escaping into space, causing the greenhouse effect: We need a global system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Radical steps to reduce greenhouse gases will have a huge effect on the economy.
→  Compare climate change , global warming
Translations of “greenhouse gas”
in Chinese (Traditional) 溫室氣體(尤指二氧化碳)…
in Russian парниковый газ…
in Turkish sera etkisi yaratan gaz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 温室气体(尤指二氧化碳)…
in Polish gaz cieplarniany…
(Definition of greenhouse gas from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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