• WordNet 3.6
    • n ventilation the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
    • n ventilation the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
    • n ventilation a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"
    • n ventilation free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ventilation The act of fanning, or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust from the grain.
    • Ventilation The act of giving vent or expression. "Ventilation of his thoughts."
    • Ventilation The act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration; as, ventilation of the blood.
    • Ventilation The act of sifting, and bringing out to view or examination; free discussion; public exposure. "The ventilation of these points diffused them to the knowledge of the world."
    • Ventilation The act of ventilating, or the state of being ventilated; the art or process of replacing foul air by that which is pure, in any inclosed place, as a house, a church, a mine, etc.; free exposure to air. "Insuring, for the laboring man, better ventilation ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ventilation The act of fanning or blowing.
    • n ventilation The act or process of replacing foul or vitiated air, in any confined space, with pure air; the theory, method, or practice of supplying buildings, ships, mines, chimneys, air-shafts, etc., with pure air.
    • n ventilation Aëration of the blood or the body by means of respiratory organs; admission of air in respiration.
    • n ventilation The act of bringing to notice and discussion; public exposition; free discussion: as, the ventilation of abuses or grievances.
    • n ventilation Utterance; expression; vent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ventilation act or art of ventilating: state of being ventilated: free exposure to air: supply of air: act of examining and making public: public exposure
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  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ventilatio,: cf. F. ventilation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ventilāre, -ātumventulus, dim. of ventus, the wind.


In literature:

Importance of well-ventilated Sleeping-rooms.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Then another shaft has to be made for ventilation's sake and to raise to the surface the displaced earth.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Ventil Flue to Quint Mixture.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
There's lots o' room and there's a ventilator back o' this seat will give ye air.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
These should be warm, and at the same time well ventilated.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
A well-ventilated court-room is a four-leaved clover among court-rooms.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
Badly ventilated stables are a frequent source of disease.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Ventilation, temperature, cleanliness, care of napkins, etc.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Perhaps your digestion is out of order, or the room is not properly ventilated.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
It wouldn't be long before somebody thought of the ventilators.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
He glanced up at the ventilation outlet, looked back at Kerim.
"The Winds of Time" by James H. Schmitz
Artificial ventilation produced by bees.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
It goes without saying that sleeping rooms should always be thoroughly ventilated.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
The houses built by our ancestors were better ventilated in certain respects than modern ones, with all their improvements.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
What are the essentials of good ventilation?
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
Ventilate carefully and close all the houses before sunset.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
These holes are open in harbour only for ventilation and light on the lower deck.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
Ventilate your bedroom thoroughly; so thoroughly that it will be practically the same as sleeping out of doors.
"The Science of Being Well" by Wallace Delois Wattles
We then thatched and covered them over as usual with straw, leaving ventilators on the top.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
Ventilation is no less a purifier than water.
"Lectures on Ventilation" by Lewis W. Leeds

In poetry:

From the geyser ventilators
Autumn winds are blowing down
On a thousand business women
Having baths in Camden Town
"Business Girls" by Sir John Betjeman
Vainly he strove, with ready wit,
To joke about the weather -
To ventilate the last 'ON DIT' -
To quote the price of leather -
She groaned "Here I and Sorrow sit:
Let us lament together!"
"Melancholetta" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Fuel and Ventilation The quantity of combustibles in a space and their location (e.g.
Wayne, N.J.-based roofing and ventilation manufacturer GAF was recently awarded four American Graphic Design Awards.
M edical employees, patients and visitors never notice when Andre Fouche designs seamlessly integrated ventilation and air conditioning systems for their hospitals.
Then hang the sweater in a well ventilated area to dry.
Konoha Mall utilizes natural ventilation to save energy and improve indoor air quality, and was built with local and regional materials to cut down on carbon expenditures.
Soler & Palau Ventilation Acquires RenewAire May 14, 2010 Printable format Email this Article Search.
System helps ensure VAV systems provide adequate ventilation.
Here's a look at some technology available for shading, cooling and ventilating production greenhouses.
Atlas Roofing Corp. Techni-Flo Engineered Ventilation System .
Equipment Choices and Ventilation Requirements.
RrA new bicycle helmet has been designed with wide ventilation ducts to keep a cyclist cool during extended rides.
On today's edition we have a 64 year old woman threatening to install a little ventilation into a neighborhood robber.
Fire officials recommended keeping adequate ventilation around refrigerators and freezers, vacuuming nearby dust and dirt, and removing trash around the units.
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry 'The King' Lawler was taken off of ventilation and is responsive following his heart attack on Monday night.
Moose's super-ventilated gear combo is designed to handle the scorching heat of summer.

In science:

Notice that this last property of revisions generated by pseudodistances is the left argument analogue of AGM’s Ventilation Principle which concerns the argument on the right.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
The Invar cone is the ventilated upper ring of the focus cabin, which itself is stabilized in temperature by active thermal control.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Side-ports will be installed in the extra 1m height to improve nighttime ventilation of the dome.
The Stellar Observations Network Group - the Prototype
If night time and no wind, we can turn on the lower ventilator.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Study the man-made seeing in domes and telescopes, determine optimum parameters of astronomical domes (height, ventillation regime).
Peter Scheglov --- pioneer of site testing in the Central Asia
The Oro Hondo fan will be used for ventilating the underground drifts during NUSEL construction.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
As new ventilation paths will be set up to optimize NUSEL, many of these monitors will be relocated.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
A two-level laboratory divided between intermediate (4850 ft) and deep (7400 ft) levels, which is attractive scientifically (allowing experimentalists to balance great depth and easy of access) and from the engineering perspective (distributing ventilation loads).
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
However, MSHA regulations governing hoist operations, ventilation, and mine rescue teams are well tested and successful. A reasonable approach would be to place NUSL under OSHA oversight, but have the laboratory follow MSHA regulations with respect to mine rescue and hoist operations.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Figure E.12: The primary ventilation diagram for the laboratory, showing the Yates and Ross circuits and the repositioned gas monitors and Oro Hondo fan.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
I.5 Ventilation circuits. An important attribute of the Homestake mine is its sophisticated and flexible ventilation scheme. NUSEL will use two ventilation circuits, corresponding to air flowing down the Yates and the Ross/No. 6.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
However it is clear that the 4850-ft level ventilation scheme could be reconfigured easily to run off the Ross circuit.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
This flexibility could be important when megadetector excavation begins “upstream” on the Yates ventilation circuit. By switching to the Ross circuit, the laboratory areas illustrated in Figure E.7 could be kept clean.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Two separate and distinct ventilation circuits will be provided.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Drifts not utilized for the subsurface facilities will have concrete bulkheads installed to minimize ventilation requirements. The bulkheads will be designed with “trapped” drain lines to minimize hydrostatic pressure buildup behind the bulkheads.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake