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carbon footprint

noun
1.
the amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere by the activities of an individual, company, country, etc.: the carbon footprint of an overseas flight;
how to measure your carbon footprint.
Origin
1995-2000
1995-2000
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British Dictionary definitions for carbon footprint

carbon footprint

noun
1.
a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a single endeavour or by a company, household, or individual through day-to-day activities over a given period
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Contemporary definitions for carbon footprint
noun

a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide produced by a person, organization, or location at a given time

Examples

Carbon footprint describes the environmental impact of carbon emissions, measured in units of carbon dioxide.

Word Origin

1999

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