Definition of carbon footprint in English:

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carbon footprint

Pronunciation: /ˌkärbən ˈfo͝otprint/

noun

The amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.
Example sentences
  • Reducing our carbon footprint would mean giving up, not merely our SUVs, but many of the little things Americans enjoy.
  • There will be significant planning issues but we are determined to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • In the U.K., the CarbonNeutral Company works with banks and building societies to offer a carbon-neutral mortgage, which provides for the planting of enough trees to cover the carbon footprint of the home and lifestyle of its occupants.

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Syllabification: car·bon foot·print

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