day·​light·​ing ˈdā-ˌlī-tiŋ How to pronounce daylighting (audio)
: illumination of indoor spaces by natural light

Examples of daylighting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That law aims to improve safety by increasing visibility for drivers, pedestrians and others in crosswalks and intersections — a practice known as daylighting. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2024 Reducing Stairway Fall Risks Walters recommended maximizing lighting and daylighting in these spaces. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 All cities have to address the parking problem before implementing this daylighting law. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 7 Mar. 2024 More than 40 had enacted some sort of daylighting law when California’s Legislature approved a new statewide rule in 2023 that prohibits parking within 20 feet (6 meters) of an intersection. Jeff McMurray, Fortune, 2 Mar. 2024 So the idea with daylighting is to make sure there’s no parking near the intersection so everyone can see each other a little better. Curbed, 1 Dec. 2023 In other cities, daylighting helps relieve the pressure on overburdened stormwater and sewer systems. Jim Morrison, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Mar. 2023 But, like other daylighting projects across the country, the work has a variety of benefits. Jim Morrison, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Mar. 2023 The daylighting of Underwood Creek would enhance the beauty of the downtown tremendously and create a destination for residents and nonresidents alike. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of daylighting was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Daylighting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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