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Gas lighting (German)

Part of speech: noun, (Female)

Hyphenation:
Gas | lighting | lighting, Plural: Gas | illuminate | do | gen
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈꞬaːsbəˌlɔɪ̯çtʊŋ], Plural: [ˈꞬaːsbəˌlɔɪ̯çtʊŋən]
Word meaning / definition:
1) Lighting in which light is generated by burning a gas
Origin of the term:
Determinative compound, composed of the nouns gas and lighting
General terms:
1) lighting
Application examples:
1) “The Gas lighting ignited, the fire spread to the stage and auditorium, killing 384 people according to official figures. Estimates assume even more deaths. "
1) “The rapid triumph of the Gas lighting does not hide the grievances that this unrestricted monopoly of the British gas company brings with it. "
Cases:
Nominative: singular Gas lighting; Plural Gas lights
Genitive: singular Gas lighting; Plural Gas lights
Dative: singular Gas lighting; Plural Gas lights
Accusative: singular Gas lighting; Plural Gas lights


Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

What of Vienna Gas lighting What remains: a local inspection in the Sonnenhofgasse.
DiePresse.com, October 16, 2018

This had the Berliners after 1826 Gas lighting and also generated a demand in the southern municipalities of the city, which soon made it necessary to have its own gas works. There Mariendorf was in the center.
Berliner Zeitung, June 30, 2019

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Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "gas lighting":

gas: Century based on the Greek χάος (cháos) "raw, shapeless mass, vacuum" created as a technical term that was used by Paracelsus for "air-shaped steam"; However, the word was only used with the introduction of gas lighting and balloon flights towards the end of the 18th century

lighting: ... ceiling lighting, effect lighting, festival lighting, corridor lighting, garden lighting, gas lighting, background lighting, courtyard lighting, candle lighting ...

Gas lights:… IPA: [ˈɡaːsbəˌlɔɪ̯çtʊŋən] Grammatical features: nominative plural of the noun gas lighting genitive plural of the noun gas lighting dative plural of…


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