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greenhouse gas

n.
Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
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greenhouse gas

n
any gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect
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green′house gas`


n.
any of the gases whose absorption of solar radiation is responsible for the greenhouse effect, including carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and the fluorocarbons.
[1980–85]
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greenhouse gas

Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and nitrous oxide.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
CFC, chlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
carbon dioxide, carbonic acid gas, CO2 - a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
HFC, hydrofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon emitted as a by-product of industrial manufacturing
perfluorocarbon, PFC - a powerful greenhouse gas emitted during the production of aluminum
sulfur hexafluoride, sulphur hexafluoride - a colorless gas that is soluble in alcohol and ether; a powerful greenhouse gas widely used in the electrical utility industry
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Translations
gas de invernadero
kasvihuonekaasu
üvegházhatású gáz
broeikasgas

greenhouse gas

ngas m inv responsabile dell'effetto serra
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The European Union has its own numerical target to reduce greenhouse gasses by more than 20 percent of 1990 levels by 2020.
Accordingly, it seems appropriate to check the connection between the greenhouse gasses' emission and economical growth.
In respect of each of the EU Member States, the report analyses the distance still to be travelled in order to achieve the objectives laid down in the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the evolution of emissions from by the principal sectors concerned, the reasons behind changes (socio-economic developments) and specific sectoral trends, as well as policies implemented and measures taken.The EEA confirms its spring estimates: the Member States recorded a 4% cut between 1990 and 1999 in combined emissions of the six greenhouse gasses covered by the Kyoto Protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrogen protoxide (N2O) and the three fluorinated gasses, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).