AskDefine | Define emission

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1 the act of emitting; causing to flow forth [syn: emanation]
2 a substance that is emitted or released [syn: discharge]
3 the release of electrons from parent atoms
4 any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus" [syn: discharge, expelling]
5 the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe)

User Contributed Dictionary



First attested in 1607. From emissio (also possibly influenced by etyl frm émission) from emitto from ex + mitto.



  1. Something that is emitted, especially the exhaust from a car.
  2. The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission of light from the sun; the emission of heat from a fire; the issuing of bank notes.
  3. That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly blood. Emission theory (Physics), the theory of Newton, regarding light as consisting of emitted particles or corpuscles. See Corpuscular theory, under Corpuscular.


something that is emitted, especially the exhaust from a car
act of sending or throwing out
that which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at one time




Extensive Definition

Emission may refer to:
emission in Tosk Albanian: Emission
emission in Bulgarian: Емисия
emission in Czech: Emise
emission in German: Emission
emission in French: Émission
emission in Latvian: Emisija
emission in Dutch: Emissie
emission in Norwegian: Emisjon
emission in Norwegian Nynorsk: Emisjon
emission in Polish: Emisja
emission in Portuguese: Emissão
emission in Russian: Эмиссия
emission in Simple English: Emission
emission in Swedish: Emission

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