Definition of lighting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlaɪtɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪtɪŋ//
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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.
  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 disco was fantastic.
  3. Extra examples No special lighting was used when making the video. Patients can adjust the lighting using a dimmer. The generator supplies emergency lighting. The kitchen has adequate lighting. The kitchen hasn’t really got adequate lighting. The only lighting was provided by panels on the floor. The showroom has a slate floor and track lighting. a touch pad to control the lighting a typical lighting scheme for a house dramatic lighting effects exterior lighting and alarm systems the moody lighting and chilled-out atmosphere of the bar Good lighting is essential in the window displays.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lighting