noise pollution


Definition of noise pollution

: annoying or harmful noise (as of automobiles or jet airplanes) in an environment

Examples of noise pollution in a Sentence

The airport has made changes to decrease noise pollution.

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The association recently filed a lawsuit accusing the Navy of withholding information about noise pollution from the jets over Olympic National Park. Washington Post, "Washington state sues Navy over expanded flights on island," 9 July 2019 Sound walls in Michigan date to the late '60s and '70s, when the federal government started to take a greater interest in environmental protection and began to take aim at noise pollution. Dixita Limbachia, Detroit Free Press, "Sound walls planned for I-75 in Oakland County: What we know," 17 June 2019 But Jill Niland of the Montrose Lakefront Coalition says there are concerns about the number of people expected to attend and noise pollution that could disrupt the piping plovers. USA TODAY, "Mowing quest, mayo man, soybean scare: News from around our 50 states," 17 June 2019 Drone deliveries still have many challenges to overcome, including safety, noise pollution, and managing air traffic. James Vincent, The Verge, "Uber says it will start delivering fast food by drone in San Diego this summer," 12 June 2019 Public awareness around noise pollution and hearing damage is growing. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, "Apple's 'Noise' App Is Designed to Save You From Yourself," 9 June 2019 So does ocean noise pollution impair their ability to communicate, to migrate, to mate? Longreads, "The Top 5 Longreads of the Week," 15 June 2019 Safety, noise pollution and air traffic are also issues that companies such as Uber, Google and Amazon will have to address before drone delivery is widely adopted in cities. Allen Kim, CNN, "Uber may soon deliver Big Macs to you by drone," 12 June 2019 In our contemporary world, noise pollution has reached dangerous levels. Kim Haines-eitzen, The Conversation, "The struggle to find silence in the ancient monastic world – and now," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of noise pollution

1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of noise pollution

: loud or unpleasant noise that is caused by automobiles, airplanes, etc., and that is harmful or annoying to the people who can hear it

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Medical Definition of noise pollution

: environmental pollution consisting of annoying or harmful noise (as of automobiles or jet airplanes)

called also sound pollution

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