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GREENHOUSE EFFECT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does greenhouse effect mean? 

GREENHOUSE EFFECT (noun)
  The noun GREENHOUSE EFFECT has 1 sense:

1. warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth

  Familiarity information: GREENHOUSE EFFECT used as a noun is very rare.


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GREENHOUSE EFFECT (noun)


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Meaning:

Warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

greenhouse effect; greenhouse warming

Hypernyms ("greenhouse effect" is a kind of...):

atmospheric phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere)


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