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light +‎ -scape


lightscape (plural lightscapes)

  1. An illuminated environment; a lighting arrangement that picks out some details and obscures others.
    • 2000, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, Theaters
      The theater house can encourage the lighting designer to imagine extraordinary lightscapes or it can limit the placement of lights, resulting in constant frustration that is stimulating to no one.
    • 2006, United States. National Park Service, Management Policies 2006 (page 57)
      The Service will preserve, to the greatest extent possible, the natural lightscapes of parks, which are natural resources and values that exist in the absence of human-caused light.