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light pollution Syllabification: light pol·lu·tion
Pronunciation: /līt pəˈlo͞oSHən/

Definition of light pollution in English:


Brightening of the night sky caused by street lights and other man-made sources, which has a disruptive effect on natural cycles and inhibits the observation of stars and planets.
Example sentences
  • This would not eliminate light pollution but at least would set to zero its high yearly growth rate.
  • The following is a list of existing light pollution ordinances from communities in Southeast Michigan.
  • Highest levels of light pollution are indicated with red, the black indicates no light pollution detected.
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