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Meaning of “lite” in the English Dictionary

"lite" in British English

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liteadjective

uk   us   /laɪt/
  • lite adjective (NOT SERIOUS)

used for ​describing things that are not ​serious and that are ​easy to ​understand and ​enjoy: lite ​news about ​celebrities [after noun] humorous or disapproving not as ​serious or as good ​quality as the ​real thing: She ​describedtheirrelationship as "​marriage lite".
(Definition of lite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lite" in American English

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liteadjective [not gradable]

 us   /lɑɪt/ infml
containing less ​fat or ​sugar than ​similartypes of ​food and ​therefore less ​likely to make you ​increaseyourweight: lite ​beer Note: This spelling of light is used in advertising products. If used otherwise, it is usually intended to be humorous.
(Definition of lite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lite" in Business English

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liteadjective

uk   us   /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" ​menuincludes 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 ​reducedamount of ​fundingattached.
(Definition of lite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lite”
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, (食物, 饮料)低热量的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, (食物、飲料)低熱量的…
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