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(Misspelling of "light", when used to mean "lightweight") A suffix denoting a scaled-down or crippled product, often designed to be distributed without charge, e.g. on a magazine coverdisk. An example is pklite.
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1. An aperture through which daylight is admitted to the interior of a building.
2. A pane of glass, a window, or a compartment of a window.
3. An artificial source of illumination. Also see ceiling light, dead light, divided light, dome light, elliptical fanlight, fanlight, lantern light, leaded light, pavement light, quarter-round light, semi-circular light, semielliptical light, sidelight, skylight, sodium light, sunburst light, transom light.
4. A spirelight.
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