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Ventilation - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Ventilation' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ventilation [ n.]
- 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.
- The act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration; as, ventilation of the blood.
- The act of fanning, or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust from the grain.
- The act of sifting, and bringing out to view or examination; free discussion; public exposure.
- The act of giving vent or expression.

Meaning of 'Ventilation' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ventilation [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air
Example in sentence:
  • she was continually adjusting the ventilation
Meaning (2):
- free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
Example in sentence:
  • such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion