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
Climate policy experts note that U.S. emissions cuts were set to make up a major part - more than a fifth - of the reductions envisioned under the Paris accord between now and 2030.
For example, under the agreement, China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years — 13.
The accord included plans to reduce greenhouse emissions and pledged billions to combat climate change in the U.S. and developing countries.
Our customers, partners and countries are demanding technology that generates power while reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency and reducing cost.
The climate action plan’s municipal energy plan calls for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 15 percent by 2020 and an additional 25 percent by 2035.
The accords were drafted in 2015, and the Obama administration had pledged the U.S. would cut greenhouse gas emissions as much as 28 percent by 2025.
The 2015 agreement brought together almost 200 nations led by the U.S. and China in pledging to slash fossil fuel emissions and step up funding to address the impact of global warming.
Hagens Berman has also filed liability claims unrelated to emissions against Ford Motor, Kia Motors, Tesla and others.
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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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