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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 previewEncyclopaedia of Environmental Pollution, Agriculture and Health Hazards: Nature conservation (2004)

by A. K. Shrivastava

Chapter 3 AIR POLLUTION AND ITS LETHAL EFFECTS Air pollution has long been recognized as a potentially lethal form of pollution. In this century alone, there have been killer smogs in London and in Donora, Pennsylvania. Moreover, air ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes] (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 [2 volumes] (2014)

by Andrew Jon 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 Aging and Public Health (2008)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Indoor air pollution is a special concern for seniors, who typically spend long periods of time indoors. Indoor air, comprising contaminants penetrating from outside and those generated indoors, can contain secondhand smoke, fumes from ...

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 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 ...

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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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