• 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

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