Definitions for ventilationˌvɛn tlˈeɪ ʃən
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the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
ventilation, ventilation system, ventilating system(noun)
a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air
"she was continually adjusting the ventilation"
public discussion, ventilation(noun)
free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
"such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation(noun)
the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh.
The mechanical system used to circulate and replace air..
An exchange of views during a discussion.
The bodily process of breathing; the inhalation of air to provide oxygen, and the exhalation of spent air to remove carbon dioxide.
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
Origin: [L. ventilatio: cf. F. ventilation.]
Ventilating is the process of "changing" or replacing air in any space to provide high indoor air quality. Ventilation is used to remove unpleasant smells and excessive moisture, introduce outside air, to keep interior building air circulating, and to prevent stagnation of the interior air. Ventilation includes both the exchange of air to the outside as well as circulation of air within the building. It is one of the most important factors for maintaining acceptable indoor air quality in buildings. Methods for ventilating a building may be divided into mechanical/forced and natural types. "Mechanical" or "forced" ventilation is used to control indoor air quality. Excess humidity, odors, and contaminants can often be controlled via dilution or replacement with outside air. However, in humid climates much energy is required to remove excess moisture from ventilation air. Kitchens and bathrooms typically have mechanical exhaust to control odors and sometimes humidity. Kitchens have additional problems to deal with such as smoke and grease. Factors in the design of such systems include the flow rate and noise level. If ducting for the fans traverse unheated space, the ducting should be insulated as well to prevent condensation on the ducting. Direct drive fans are available for many applications, and can reduce maintenance needs.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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)
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