- an act or instance of emitting: the emission of poisonous fumes.
- something that is emitted; discharge; emanation.
- 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.
Origin of emission
Related Wordsdischarge, radiation, emanation, transmission, utterance, ejection, exhalation, issue, ejaculation, shedding, exudation
Examples from the Web for emissions
But meeting any emissions pledges will be extremely difficult.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment
November 12, 2014
The Obama administration may be crowing about its “historic” emissions agreement.The U.S.-China Climate Deal Is Mostly Hot Air
November 12, 2014
Nevertheless, in total, they still found that emissions dropped using alternative light bulbs.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows, May 11
May 11, 2014
Because strong action has not been taken, emissions have risen to where dangerous global warming has become unavoidable.The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015
December 13, 2013
Energy companies want to ward off greater regulation of emissions.Mystery Solved: Here’s Why Big Business Keeps Supporting Republicans Even as Republicans Destroy the Economy
October 3, 2013
Its emissions must always be in a compound ratio to the fund and the demand.
Now, we may say of registers that they are to the larnyx what emissions are to the mouth.Delsarte System of Oratory
When Parliament passed an act to prohibit future emissions in the colonies, they seemed satisfied.Give Me Liberty
Thomas J. Wertenbaker
For this reason women can stand frequently repeated sex relations and emissions or pollutions much better than men can.Woman
William J. Robinson
This circumstance has led certain persons to suppose that emissions are natural and beneficial.Plain Facts for Old and Young
John Harvey Kellogg
- 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
- a measure of the number of electrons emitted by a cathode or electron gunat 1000°C the emission is 3 mA See also secondary emission, thermionic emission
- physiol any bodily discharge, esp an involuntary release of semen during sleep
- an issue, as of currency
Word Origin and History for emissions
early 15c., "something sent forth," from Middle French émission (14c.) and directly from Latin emissionem (nominative emissio) "a sending out, projecting, hurling, letting go, releasing," from past participle stem of emittere "send out" (see emit). Meaning "a giving off or emitting" is from 1610s.
- A discharge of fluid from a living body, usually a seminal discharge.