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Definition of lighting noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the arrangement or type of light in a place electric/natural lighting good/poor lighting The play had excellent sound and lighting effects. The building needs improved security and lighting. see also track lighting
  2. 2the use of electric lights in a place the cost of heating and lighting street lighting Which Word?light / lighting The noun light has several different meanings and is used in many phrases. Lighting can only be used to talk about the type of light in a place or how lights are used to achieve a particular effect:the lighting system the movie’s interesting lighting effects The lighting at the nightclub was fantastic.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lighting