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English definition of “lite”

lite

adjective     /laɪt/
used in advertising to describe food or drink that contains less fat or sugar than usual: lite vanilla ice cream lite foods A "lite bites" menu includes sandwiches, soups, and tortilla wraps.
[after noun] not as good, complete, serious, etc. as other things of the same type: Such behaviour is part of the phenomenon of management lite - managing by numbers and formulas rather than judgment and method. The new laws have been dubbed "child care lite" because of the radically reduced amount of funding attached.
(Definition of lite adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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