The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for emission
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emission \E*mis"sion\, n. [L. emissio: cf. F. ['e]mission. See
     1. 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 emission of bank notes.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at
        one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly blood.
        [1913 Webster]
     Emission theory (Physics), the theory of Newton, regarding
        light as consisting of emitted particles or corpuscles.
        See Corpuscular theory, under Corpuscular.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of emitting; causing to flow forth [syn:
           emission, emanation]
      2: a substance that is emitted or released [syn: discharge,
      3: the release of electrons from parent atoms
      4: any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of
         the body; "the discharge of pus" [syn: discharge,
         emission, expelling]
      5: the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "emission":
     blowout, discharge, disgorgement, effusion, egestion, ejaculation,
     ejection, elimination, emanation, emergence, emersion, eructation,
     eruption, excretion, expulsion, extravasation, extrusion,
     exudation, flow, flux, issuance, issue, jet, outburst, outpour,
     secretion, spout, spurt, squirt, surfacing, transudation, vent

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EMISSION, med. jur. The act by which any matter whatever is thrown from the 
  body; thus it is usual to say, emission of urine, emission of semen, &c. 
       2. In cases of rape, when the fact of penetration is proved, it may be 
  left to the jury whether emission did or did not take place. Proof of 
  emission would perhaps be held to be evidence of penetration. Addis. R. 143; 
  2 So. Car. Const. R. 351; 2 Chitty, Crim. Law, 810; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 140 1 
  Russ. C. & M. 560; 1 East, P. C. 437. 

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229