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light

noun
 
 
/laɪt/
a way of thinking about or understanding something: a bad/good/new light After they won all those awards, we saw them in a new light and decided they were serious competitors.a negative/positive light We want to show our country in a positive light.
cast/shed light on sth to show something about a situation that was previously unknown: This sheds new light on why e-business investment does not always lead to improved firm performance.
give sth a/the green light to give someone permission to do something: Contractors were given a green light to install the infrastructure for the industrial park.
in the light of UK ( US in light of) because of something or as a result of something: In light of problems we're having, we have no choice but to close the business.
(Definition of light noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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