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lighting

[lahy-ting] /ˈlaɪ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of igniting or illuminating:
the lighting of many candles; the annual lighting of the Christmas tree.
2.
the arrangement of lights to achieve particular effects:
to work out the lighting for one's living room.
3.
an effect achieved by the arrangement of lights:
Several critics praised the lighting of the play.
4.
the science, theory, or method of achieving particular effects by the use of lights.
5.
the way light falls upon a face, object, etc., especially in a picture.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English lightinge, Old English līhting. See light1, -ing1
Related forms
self-lighting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lightings

lighting

/ˈlaɪtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or quality of illumination or ignition
2.
the apparatus for supplying artificial light effects to a stage, film, or television set
3.
the distribution of light on an object or figure, as in painting, photography, etc
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Word Origin and History for lightings

lighting

n.

"shining, illumination," Old English lihting, from leoht (see light (n.)).

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