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indirect lighting

reflected or diffused light, used especially in interiors to avoid glare or shadows.
Origin of indirect lighting
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is not indirect lighting; the ceiling and the walls are not reflecting it at all.

    Hall of Mirrors Fredric Brown
  • What are the differences in direct, semi-direct and indirect lighting?

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • The indirect lighting system in the instrument room went on silently.

    The Winds of Time James H. Schmitz
  • This can be accomplished by well-shaded wall or portable lamps or indirect lighting.

    The Labour-saving House Dorothy Constance Bayliff Peel
  • An indirect lighting and ventilation system is concealed in the coves of the ceiling.

    North Dakota Various
  • indirect lighting gave a pretty gleam to the metal gadgets on the tables.

    Fee of the Frontier Horace Brown Fyfe
  • indirect lighting means that the rays are all directed toward a reflecting surface such as the ceiling (Fig. 46).

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
British Dictionary definitions for indirect lighting

indirect lighting

reflected or diffused light from a concealed source
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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