Definition of Greenhouse effect

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Greenhouse Warming
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Phenomenon



Definition of Greenhouse effect

1. Noun. (ecology) (''with'' '''the''') The process by which a planet is warmed by its atmosphere. ¹

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Medical Definition of Greenhouse effect

1. The effect of certain gases in the Earth's atmosphere in trapping heat from the sun. (05 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Greenhouse effect

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1. Understanding Atmospheric Change: A Survey of the Background Science and by Henry Hengeveld (1991)
"If, indeed, these gases are primary players in the natural greenhouse effect, their increasing concentrations portend a possible enhancement of that effect ..."

2. Environmental Indicators for Agriculture by Organisation for Economic Co-operation, SourceOECD (Online service), Development. (2001)
"Kimble, E. Levine and BA Stewart (eds.1, Advances in Soil Science: Soil Management and greenhouse effect, Lewis Publishers, London, United Kingdom. ..."

3. Probability of Sea Level Rise by James G. Titus, Vijay K. Narayanan (1998)
""greenhouse effect and Sea Level Rise: Loss of Land and the Cost of Holding Back the Sea. ... "Detection of the Enhanced greenhouse effect on Climate. ..."

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