Definition of light pollution in English:

Share this entry

light pollution

Pronunciation: /līt pəˈlo͞oSHən/

noun

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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: light pol·lu·tion

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.