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First attested in 1607. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ēmissiō (“‘sending forth’”) (also possibly influenced by Middle French émission) from ēmittō (“‘send out’”) from ex (“‘from, out of’”) + mittō (“‘send’”).
- Rhymes: -ɪʃən
- Something that is emitted, especially the exhaust from a car.
- The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission of light from the sun; the emission of heat from a fire; the issuing of bank notes.
- That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly blood. Emission theory (Physics), the theory of Newton, regarding light as consisting of emitted particles or corpuscles. See Corpuscular theory, under Corpuscular.
Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- Genitive singular form of emissio.
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