• WordNet 3.6
    • n conditioner exercise that conditions the body "farm work can be a good conditioner"
    • n conditioner a substance used in washing (clothing or hair) to make things softer
    • n conditioner a trainer of athletes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it
    • n conditioner In milling, a machine for drying damp or musty grain and bringing it into proper condition for use. It consists of a tall tower, the upper part of which is formed of a series of circular blinds and the lower part (one third) of woven-wire netting. Inside the tower, and extending throughout its length, is a pipe or cylinder of perforated sheet-metal. The damp grain is fed into the top of the tower, and falls to the bottom in a cylindrical sheet between the outside blinds and netting and the central perforated metal pipe. In falling, the grain is first exposed to a heavy blast of hot air which passes through the perforations in the central pipe, escaping through the grain and the blinds to the open air. Falling still lower, it meets a blast of cold air, which, passing through the falling grain, escapes through the wire netting. The heating, drying, and cooling leave the grain clean, dry, and in good condition.
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  • Len Deighton
    Len Deighton
    “In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.”


In literature:

You may not appreciate the value of using such a conditioner, but the Kentucky Agr.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
A silence hung over the room that felt almost as heavy as the pall of pipe smoke the air conditioners were trying frantically to disperse.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
The air conditioner whined industriously, bringing down the temperature.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
The ship could not sustain life long if the air conditioners were dead.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Makes it tough on the conditioner.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
I followed Jim in; he closed the door and started the air conditioner.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The air conditioner whispered into silence.
"The Aggravation of Elmer" by Robert Andrew Arthur
The plant was hot without the air-conditioner, especially in the vicinity of the electronic roasters.
"The Helpful Hand of God" by Tom Godwin
Faint, flat breeze from the city's air-conditioners fanned their faces.
"Shock Treatment" by Stanley Mullen
They depended on the conditioners to take care of everything.
"The Victor" by Bryce Walton

In news:

Check These 3 Things Before Using Your Air Conditioner from
Window Air Conditioner Stolen During Burglary.
They say air conditioners are not stockpiled at the agency's office.
Instead, they are ordered according to need MCCSA officials say these orders are only placed after their staff members visit the houses where the people requesting the air conditioners live.
Mike Greenlar / The Post-Standard A faulty air conditioner caused a fire that damaged eight apartments in Camillus.
ST CLOUD – We're facing some seriously hot weather this week, so it's a good idea to make sure your air conditioner is prepared.
Air conditioners also have a tendency to strike down the unsuspecting from above.
As air- conditioners sprout from windows and storefronts around the world, scientists are becoming increasingly alarmed about the impact of the gases on which they run.
It's the time of year when Americans crank up their air conditioners as the mercury climbs.
MovinCool Updates Spot-Air- Conditioner Product Selector.
Consumer Reports has new Ratings of window air conditioners , and this year we talked to 40,000 readers about the reliability of their central air conditioning systems.
The drive is designed to provide fans or air conditioners to people who are disabled, elderly and families with infants.
The organization provided nearly 100 families with fans or air conditioners last year.
Use ceiling and floor fans in conjunction with the air conditioner (AC).
We've dumped money on fancy brushes, detangling sprays and exotic conditioner and they all didn't get the job done.

In science:

PR) is also called infinite conditionalization - we choose the name for its central role for preferential structures (PR) or (µP R).
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
PR) is also called infinite conditionalization - we choose the name for its central role for preferential structures.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
The temperature was controlled with the help of an air conditioner and the gas pressure fluctu ated according to the atmospheric pressure variations.
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
As an example, consider a set of students sitting in a classroom with an air conditioner, where every student has her most preferred temperature, and a single temperature has to be chosen.
Randomized Strategyproof Mechanisms for Facility Location and the Mini-Sum-of-Squares Objective
Another solution is to use more fresh air-cooling rather than power consuming air conditioners for indoor sites.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges