global warming

noun global warm·ing \-ˈwr-miŋ\

: the recent increase in the world's temperature that is believed to be caused by the increase of certain gases (such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere

Full Definition of GLOBAL WARMING

:  an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution


  1. World leaders will address the problem of global warming.

First Known Use of GLOBAL WARMING


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GLOBAL WARMING Defined for Kids

global warming


Definition of GLOBAL WARMING for Kids

:  a warming of the earth's atmosphere and oceans that is thought to be a result of air pollution


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