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What is the difference between Lite and Light?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Aug 06, 2019

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J. Lautner

J. LautnerProduct Manager, Utah
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Answered on Aug 06, 2019

There is no big difference between light and lite. Both words are used to describe materials that are not too heavy in terms of their composition. Light comes from the Greek word 'leukos' and in Latin, it is called 'lux'. Light simply means the illumination that an object produced. Light can be used as a noun; it can be used as a verb and also as an adjective. As a noun, it refers to the illumination that comes from an object. For example: Can you see the brightness of the light coming from the sun?

As a verb, it means to set fire to something, for example: can you tell the boy to light the candles? As an adjective, you can simply say, the table is very light, which means the table has little weight. Lite, on the other hand, is from the French word 'lite,' which describes an object that is light in composition, or products with fewer calories and fat

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H. Barnes

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H. BarnesUnemployed, Barnes, Atlanta
Unemployed, Barnes, Atlanta

Answered on Jul 26, 2019

Lite and Light are homophones. They are two words which are similar in sound but have two different spellings and meanings. Along with their different spellings and meanings, each word has different variations in meanings. Light can be used about weight and refer to something that isn't heavy. It can also be used about energy, as Light is a source of energy.

On the other hand, the word lite refers to a drink that is low in calories. It can also be used to refer to rocks and minerals found in the Earth's crust. Both words can be used as adjectives, but only the word light can be used as a noun.

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