Definition of emission in English:


Syllabification: e·mis·sion
Pronunciation: /iˈmiSHən


  • 1The production and discharge of something, especially gas or radiation: the effects of lead emission on health cuts in carbon dioxide emissions
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    • This random emission of photons leaves the resulting electron beam with a fuzzy, rather than a sharply defined focus.
    • Radioactivity is the process of emission of radiation as a radioactive material changes form, often to a different element.
    • Radiation emission from mobile phones must be cut by 80 per cent, a group of UK MPs said yesterday.
    discharge, release, outpouring, outflow, leak, excretion, secretion, ejection; emanation, radiation, effusion, ejaculation, disgorgement, issuance
  • 1.1An ejaculation of semen.
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    • Even well into this century, versions of this dire belief - that one's bodily supply of energy could be squandered by sexual emissions - hung on.


late Middle English (in the sense 'emanation'): from Latin emissio(n-), from emiss- 'sent out', from the verb emittere (see emit).

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