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 Dictionary entry overview: What does air pollution mean? 

  The noun AIR POLLUTION has 1 sense:

1. pollution of the atmosphere

  Familiarity information: AIR POLLUTION used as a noun is very rare.

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Pollution of the atmosphere

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

air pollution reduced the visibility

Hypernyms ("air pollution" is a kind of...):

pollution (undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "air pollution"):

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)

miasm; miasma (unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources)

small-particle pollution (air pollution caused by fine particles of soot (as from power plants or diesel engines))

smog; smogginess (air pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog)

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