the greenhouse effect

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the greenhouse effect

: the warming of the Earth's atmosphere that is caused by air pollution
Note: The greenhouse effect occurs when warmth from the sun is trapped in the Earth's atmosphere by a layer of gases (such as carbon dioxide) and water vapor.

Word by Word Definitions

greenhouse play
  1. : a structure enclosed (as by glass) and used for the cultivation or protection of tender plants

  2. : a clear plastic shell (such as a canopy) covering a section of an airplane

  1. : of, relating to, contributing to, or caused by the greenhouse effect

effect play
  1. : something that inevitably follows an antecedent (such as a cause or agent)

  2. : a distinctive impression

  3. : the creation of a desired impression

  1. : to cause to come into being

  2. : to bring about often by surmounting obstacles : accomplish

  3. : to put into operation


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