ventilation meaning

[ venti'leiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "ventilation" in a sentence
Noun: ventilation  `ventu'leyshun
  1. The act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
    - airing 
  2. A mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air
    "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"
    - ventilation system, ventilating system 
  3. Free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
    - public discussion 
  4. The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
    - breathing, external respiration, respiration

Derived forms: ventilations

See also: ventilate, ventilatory

Type of: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, discussion, give-and-take, improvement, mechanical system, word

Encyclopedia: Ventilation


The process of supplying or removing air, by natural or mechanical means, to or from any space; such air may or may not have been conditioned.

"Provision for the movement, circulation, and quality control of air in an enclosed space."

Supplying a building or house,their rooms and corridors,with fresh air. The controlling of the environment thus may be in public or domestic sites and in medical or non-medical locales. (From Dorland,28th ed) n
1 : the act or process of ventilating
2 : the circulation and exchange of gases in the lungs or gills that is basic to respiration


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  1. the ventilation is poor, the lieutenant admits.
  2. measures to increase ventilation will rectify the problem.
  3. ventilation must be ensured.
  4. allow three to five seconds for these rapid ventilations.
  5. some people think that ventilation is the same thing as air-conditioning.

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