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Definition of the noun air pollution

What does air pollution mean as a name of something?


  1. pollution of the atmosphere
    • example: air pollution reduced the visibility
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: pollution = undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
    • more specific terms:
      • acid precipitation / acid rain = rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water
      • industrial air pollution = pollution resulting from an industrial plant discharging pollutants into the atmosphere
      • miasma / miasm = unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources
      • small-particle pollution = air pollution caused by fine particles of soot
      • smogginess / smog = air pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog

Alternative definition of the noun air pollution


  1. The contamination of the atmosphere by noxious gases and particulates.


  1. "Air pollution" is a book by Jeremy Colls.
    • also known as "Air pollution: an introduction"
  2. "Air pollution" is a book by Alan R. Smith.
    • also known as "Air pollution; a survey, carried out for the Society of Chemical Industry, into the causes, incidence, and effects of air pollution [by] Alan R. Smith"
  3. "Air pollution" is a book by W. Michaelis.
    • also known as "Air pollution: dimensions, trends, and interactions with a forest ecosystem"
  4. "Air pollution" is a book by Robert Guderian.
    • also known as "Air pollution: phytotoxicity of acidic gases and its significance in air pollution control"
  5. "Air pollution" is a book by Reid Bryson.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues (2010)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

and global air pollution control. It can be quite different from region to region and over time. Geological features such as deep mountain valleys may facilitate dangerous atmospheric conditions ...

Google previewAntarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions (2014)

by Andrew J. Hund

Air pollution is commonly defined as an atmospheric condition where chemical or particulate concentrations are higher than normal, which lead to negative environmental health effects. The atmosphere is divided into different zones; however, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2007)

by Graham A. Colditz

Despite the well-documented evidence supporting the hypothesis about the link between long-term exposure to air pollution and lung cancer, Katsouyanni and Pershagen have pointed out the problems inherent in adequately assessing the ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Environmental Terms (1998)

by Kevin Morris, Joseph Reynolds, Louis Theodore

air pollution control - any measure taken in order to reduce the amount of air pollution. [5] air pollution episode - a period of abnormally high concentrations of air pollutants, often due to low winds and temperature inversion, that can produce ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics (2014)

by John Barry, E. Gene Frankland

Air pollution from vehicles can be controlled by catalytic convertors that remove all but small fractions of generated CO, NOx and hydrocarbons. However, growing numbers of vehicles and longer travel distances mean that the most polluted ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

airborne particulate air pollution control device Equipment that cleans emissions generated by a source (such as an *incinerator, industrial *smokestack , or vehicle exhaust system) by removing pollutants that would otherwise be released to ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

Air pollution may be defined as contamination of the atmosphere by gaseous, liquid, or solid wastes or by-products that can endanger human health and the welfare of plants and animals, attack materials, reduce visibility, and produce ...

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I strongly support the Bush Administration's clean diesel rules, which will reduce air pollution from diesel engines by more than 90 percent, and reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel by more than 95 percent. (Steve Buyer)
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