an act or instance of emitting: the emission of poisonous fumes.
an act or instance of issuing, as paper money.
Electronics. a measure of the number of electrons emitted by the heated filament or cathode of a vacuum tube.
an ejection or discharge of semen or other fluid from the body.
the fluid ejected or discharged.
- non·e·mis·sion, noun
- re·e·mis·sion, noun
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How to use emission in a sentence
It's also become the largest energy producer in the world, even while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security | Tim Mak | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But meeting any emissions pledges will be extremely difficult.
This is up from a previous target of cutting emissions by 17 percent by 2020.
Under unusually blue skies in Beijing, the American and Chinese presidents vow cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Obama administration may be crowing about its “historic” emissions agreement.
We may also, in this connexion, think of the seminal emissions sometimes observed in cases of suicidal hanging.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
We can, indeed, recognise this also in the dream life, at least as soon as the first nocturnal emissions have occurred.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
I had then less trouble after that in admitting two emissions of waves in one and the same body.Treatise on Light | Christiaan Huygens
While the paper emissions of congress continued to circulate, they were employed as a sinew of war, like gold and silver.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich
And the like is observable in Bodies electrical, whose emissions are less subtile.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3) | Thomas Browne
British Dictionary definitions for emission
the act of emitting or sending forth
energy, in the form of heat, light, radio waves, etc, emitted from a source
a substance, fluid, etc, that is emitted; discharge
physiol any bodily discharge, esp an involuntary release of semen during sleep
an issue, as of currency
- emissive, adjective
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