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noise pollution

unwanted or harmful noise, as from automobiles, airplanes, or industrial workplaces.
Origin of noise pollution
1965-70 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for noise pollution
  • In fact, some scientists say virtually no marine environment is now without noise pollution.
  • However, areas around airports are hardly desirable places to live because of noise pollution.
  • We should attach an economic value to the noise pollution of vehicles as well as exhaust emissions.
  • The center's remotely operated vehicles film underwater, and microphones will eventually monitor for noise pollution.
  • Among the suggested explanations are ocean noise pollution, changing population dynamics and new mating strategies.
  • Aside from water pollution worries, it's clearly noise pollution.
  • Underwater noise pollution already poses a problem for many animals including whales and dolphins.
  • noise pollution may also mask signals animals need to hear.
  • Populations are also harmed by chemical and noise pollution.
  • New housing and business developments, locals complain, have led to an increase in light and noise pollution.
British Dictionary definitions for noise pollution

noise pollution

annoying or harmful noise in an environment
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noise pollution in Medicine

noise pollution n.
An annoying or a physiologically damaging environmental noise level.

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noise pollution in Science
noise pollution
Environmental noise, as from vehicles or machinery, that is annoying, distracting, or physically harmful. The physical effects can include hearing loss, tinnitus, stress, and sleeplessness. Noise pollution is usually considered in terms of its effects on human populations, though it is known to affect wildlife as well.
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