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ventilation system

Definition:

a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

ventilation systems

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

late Middle English (in the sense "current of air"): from Old French, or from...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Columbia Encyclopedia:

ventilation

process of supplying fresh air to an enclosed space and removing from it air contaminated by odors, gases, or smoke. Proper ventilation requires also ... (24 of 527 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0850650​.html

Collins Dictionary:

ventilation | ventilative [adjective, derived]

the act or process of ventilating or the state of being ventilated | an installation in a building that provides a supply of fresh air (24 of 402 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ventilation

Oxford Dictionary:

ventilation

the provision of fresh air to a room, building, etc. | [medicine] : the supply of air to the lungs, especially by artificial means. | public ... (24 of 101 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ventilation

Wikipedia:

Ventilation [disambiguation]

may refer to: Ventilation (architecture) | Ventilation (firefighting) | Ventilation (physiology) | Ventilation (mining) | Mechanical ventilation - in medicine, using artificial methods to assist breathing. | Fan (mechanical) | HVAC (25 of 69 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ventilation

Merriam-Webster:

ventilation

the act or process of ventilating | circulation of air ; the circulation and exchange of gases in the lungs or gills that is basic to respiration | a ... (27 of 61 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ventilation

Wiktionary:

ventilation | ventilations [French, plural]

The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh. | The mechanical system used to circulate and replace air.. | An exchange of views during a discussion. | The bodily process of breathing; the inhalation of air to provide oxygen, and the exhalation... (40 of 56 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ventilation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ventilation [uncountable]

the movement of fresh air around a room or building, or a system that allows this to happen (18 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ventilation

American Heritage Dictionary:

ventilation

The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh air. | The mechanical system or equipment used to circulate air or to replace stale air with fresh ... (26 of 38 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ventilation

Cambridge Dictionary:

ventilation

the movement of fresh air around a closed space, or the system which does this (15 of 35 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ventilation

Random House Dictionary:

ventilation

the act of ventilating. | the state of being ventilated. | facilities or equipment for providing ventilation. (15 of 23 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ventilation

New World Dictionary:

ventilation

a ventilating or being ventilated | a system or equipment for ventilating (11 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ventilation

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mechanical system [building service]

Any building service using machines. They include plumbing, elevators, escalators, and heating and air-conditioning systems. The introduction of ... (18 of 115 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/1382534​/mechanical-system

Encarta Dictionary:

ventilation

the movement or circulation of fresh air | the means of supplying fresh air to an enclosed space, e.g. an opening or equipment installed in a building ... (26 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733770​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

ventilation

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "current of air"): from Old French, or from Latin ventilatio(n-), from the verb ventilare (see ... (21 of 30 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ventilation

New World Dictionary:

ventilation

Origin: Latin ventilatio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ventilation

Audio references

Wiktionary:

ventilation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ventilation"

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Collins Dictionary:

ventilation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ventilation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ventilation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ventilation [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ventilation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ventilation

Macmillan American Dictionary:

ventilation [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ventilation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/ventilation

Cambridge Dictionary:

ventilation

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "ventilation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "ventilation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ventilation

the Free Dictionary:

ventilation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ventilation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ventilation"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "ventilation" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

ventilation

Audio: English pronunciation of "ventilation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ventilation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ventilation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ventil​02 word=ventilation

YourDictionary Audio:

ventilation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ventilation" by speech synthesizer

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