Definition of emission
2a : something sent forth by emitting: such as (1) : electromagnetic radiation from an antenna or a celestial body (2) usually emissions : substances discharged into the air (as by a smokestack or an automobile engine)b : effluvium
emissiveplay \ē-ˈmi-siv\ adjective
Examples of emission in a Sentence
trying to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases
Recent Examples of emission from the Web
State environmental secretary Ben Grumbles notified EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt of the potential legal action in a letter on Thursday, saying Maryland’s air quality suffers because of nitrogen oxide emissions from five other states.
Daimler has been under increasing pressure in Germany since media reports last week suggesting the scale of the emissions problem was greater than previously known.
Rhodium is near a two-year high on improving sales of cars using catalytic converters, which use the metal alongside platinum and palladium to curb harmful emissions.
All paints emit chemicals during the painting process and while drying and some of the emissions can be harmful to people, especially sensitive groups such as babies and pregnant women.
Likewise, greater energy efficiency could reduce emissions by even more than deploying renewables would.
On Tuesday, the Glendale City Council adopted a resolution to join other cities nationwide in expressing the Jewel City’s support of the United Nations’ Paris Agreement, which deals with efforts to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions.
The complaint says Pamio was head of Thermodynamics in Audi's Diesel Development Department in Neckarsulm, Germany, leading a team of engineers who designed emissions controls from 2006 through November of 2015.
And the effort to reverse the Clean Power Plan regulation on power plant carbon emissions — the rule at the heart of Mr. Obama’s climate change agenda — could take years.
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First Known Use of emission
EMISSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emission for English Language Learners
: the act of producing or sending out something (such as energy or gas) from a source
: something sent out or given off
EMISSION Defined for Kids
Definition of emission for Students
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 Definition of emission
1: an act or instance of emitting
2a: 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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