Meaning of “lighting” in the English Dictionary

"lighting" in English

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lightingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlaɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈlaɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Conservation groups are working with local businesses to control the use of lighting during hatching times. 
  • For example, natural lighting is often kinder on the eyes than electric lighting. 
  • Lighting designers also work for months before a show. 
  • Once the lighting is created, the lighting designer rehearses with the director and actors on stage. 
  • The lighting designer used different colored lights on the stage. 
  • Using mirrors, they carry light from the sun all over a building, reducing the need for electric lighting. 

(Definition of “lighting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lighting" in American English

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lightingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈlɑɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

the lights in a room or on a stage, or the effects of those lights:

The lighting in the living room is too dim.

(Definition of “lighting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lighting" in Business English

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lightingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlaɪtɪŋ/ us

the type and arrangement of lights used in place:

Emergency lighting shows the way to the exits.
We'll offer to totally replace all your lighting with energy-efficient lighting.

(Definition of “lighting” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)