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emission

noun emis·sion \ē-ˈmi-shən\

: the act of producing or sending out something (such as energy or gas) from a source

: something sent out or given off

Full Definition of EMISSION

1
a :  an act or instance of emitting :  emanation
b archaic :  publication
c :  a putting into circulation
2
a :  something sent forth by emitting: as (1) :  electromagnetic radiation from an antenna or a celestial body (2) usually plural :  substances discharged into the air (as by a smokestack or an automobile engine)
b :  effluvium
emis·sive \-ˈmi-siv\ adjective

Examples of EMISSION

  1. trying to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases

First Known Use of EMISSION

1607

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EMISSION Defined for Kids

emission

noun emis·sion \ē-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of EMISSION for Kids

1
:  the act of giving off <The energy plant is reducing the emission of harmful gases.>
2
:  something that is given off <Scientists can record radio emissions from far-off stars.>
Medical Dictionary

emission

noun emis·sion \ē-ˈmish-ən\

Medical Definition of EMISSION

1
:  an act or instance of emitting
2
a :  something sent forth by emitting: as (1) :  electrons discharged from a surface (2) :  electromagnetic waves radiated by an antenna or a celestial body (3) :  substances and especially pollutants discharged into the air (as by a smokestack or an automobile gasoline engine) b :  a discharge of fluid from a living body; especially :  ejaculate—see nocturnal emission
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