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LIGHT SOURCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does light source mean? 

LIGHT SOURCE (noun)
  The noun LIGHT SOURCE has 1 sense:

1. any device serving as a source of illumination

  Familiarity information: LIGHT SOURCE used as a noun is very rare.


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LIGHT SOURCE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any device serving as a source of illumination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

light source; light

Context example:

he stopped the car and turned off the lights

Hypernyms ("light source" is a kind of...):

source of illumination (any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "light source"):

anchor light; riding lamp; riding light (a light in the rigging of a ship that is riding at anchor)

theater light (any of various lights used in a theater)

strip lighting (light consisting of long tubes (instead of bulbs) that provide the illumination)

running light; sidelight (light carried by a boat that indicates the boat's direction; vessels at night carry a red light on the port bow and a green light on the starboard bow)

searchlight (a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction)

room light (light that provides general illumination for a room)

panel light (a light to illuminate an instrument panel)

night-light (light (as a candle or small bulb) that burns in a bedroom at night (as for children or invalids))

navigation light (light on an airplane that indicates the plane's position and orientation; red light on the left (port) wing tip and green light on the right (starboard) wing tip)

jacklight (a light used as a lure in hunting or fishing at night)

houselights (lights that illuminate the audience's part of a theater or other auditorium)

headlamp; headlight (a powerful light with reflector; attached to the front of an automobile or locomotive)

flood; flood lamp; floodlight; photoflood (light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography)

fairy light (a small colored light used for decoration (especially at Christmas))

blinker; flasher (a light that flashes on and off; used as a signal or to send messages)

torch (a light carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance)


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