Meaning of “solar” in the English Dictionary

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"solar" in British English

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solaradjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈsəʊ.lər/ us /ˈsoʊ.lɚ/

B2 of or from the sun, or using the energy from the sun to produce electric power:

solar radiation
solar flares
a solar cell/panel
solar heating

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  • a solar eclipse
  • They are searching for intelligent life forms in other solar systems.
  • These spacecraft may send back data about the outermost reaches of the solar system.
  • The planet Jupiter contains large amounts of the primordial gas and dust out of which the solar system was formed.

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

"solar" in American English

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solaradjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈsoʊ·lər/

of or from the sun, or using the energy from the sun to produce electric power:

solar energy
solar power

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

"solar" in Business English

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solaradjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈsəʊlər/ us NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT

using the energy from the sun to produce electric power:

a solar panel
solar energy

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