carbon footprint


noun

the amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere by the activities of an individual, company, country, etc.: the carbon footprint of an overseas flight; how to measure your carbon footprint.

Nearby words

  1. carbon disulfide,
  2. carbon disulphide,
  3. carbon fiber,
  4. carbon fibre,
  5. carbon fixation,
  6. carbon microphone,
  7. carbon monoxide,
  8. carbon monoxide hemoglobin,
  9. carbon monoxide poisoning,
  10. carbon nanotube

Origin of carbon footprint

First recorded in 1995–2000

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British Dictionary definitions for carbon footprint

carbon footprint

noun

a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a single endeavour or by a company, household, or individual through day-to-day activities over a given period
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