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lighting

[ lahy-ting ]
/ ˈlaɪ tɪŋ /
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noun

the act of igniting or illuminating: the lighting of many candles; the annual lighting of the Christmas tree.
the arrangement of lights to achieve particular effects: to work out the lighting for one's living room.
an effect achieved by the arrangement of lights: Several critics praised the lighting of the play.
the science, theory, or method of achieving particular effects by the use of lights.
the way light falls upon a face, object, etc., especially in a picture.

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Origin of lighting

before 1000; Middle English lightinge,Old English līhting.See light1, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM lighting

self-lighting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lighting

lighting
/ (ˈlaɪtɪŋ) /

noun

the act or quality of illumination or ignition
the apparatus for supplying artificial light effects to a stage, film, or television set
the distribution of light on an object or figure, as in painting, photography, etc
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