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emissionnoun

uk   us   /ɪˈmɪʃən/ ENVIRONMENT
[C, usually plural] an ​amount of something, especially a ​gas that ​harms the ​environment, that is ​sent out into the ​air: emissions of sth The ​bill is intended to ​lower emissions of greenhouse ​gases.cut/reduce/limit emissions Many countries are reluctant to ​cut emissions if it ​meanssacrificingeconomicgrowth. emission ​cuts/​reductions/​control California's emissions ​standards would ​cutglobal warming emissions nearly 30% by ​year 2016.
[U] the ​act of ​sendinggas, ​heat, ​light, etc. out into the ​air: Hybrid ​vehiclesreduce the emission of pollutants by about 20%.
(Definition of emission from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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