What does ventilation mean?

Definitions for ventilation
ˌvɛn tlˈeɪ ʃənven·ti·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ventilation, airing(noun)

    the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air

  2. ventilation, ventilation system, ventilating system(noun)

    a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air

    "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"

  3. public discussion, ventilation(noun)

    free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest

    "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"

  4. 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


  1. ventilation(Noun)

    The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh.

  2. ventilation(Noun)

    The mechanical system used to circulate and replace air..

  3. ventilation(Noun)

    An exchange of views during a discussion.

  4. ventilation(Noun)

    The bodily process of breathing; the inhalation of air to provide oxygen, and the exhalation of spent air to remove carbon dioxide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ventilation(noun)

    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

  2. Ventilation(noun)

    the act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration; as, ventilation of the blood

  3. Ventilation(noun)

    the act of fanning, or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust from the grain

  4. Ventilation(noun)

    the act of sifting, and bringing out to view or examination; free discussion; public exposure

  5. Ventilation(noun)

    the act of giving vent or expression

  6. Origin: [L. ventilatio: cf. F. ventilation.]


  1. 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

  1. Ventilation

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ventilation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ventilation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ventilation in a Sentence

  1. Dominic Raab:

    He remained stable overnight. He's receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance. He has not required any mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support.

  2. Nimal Jayaratne:

    If you look at the pens, they are just brick sheds with corrugated tin sheets on the roof. During times when the weather is okay, they can work. But when the heat comes, there is hardly any room for ventilation and there is no money to invest to save the stock.

  3. Daniel Carey:

    It's not unexpected that she's not ready to come off (the ventilator). It's just that in our best case scenario (we thought) maybe we could've hoped to get her off (Sunday) afternoon, whenever they put a patient on a ventilator they're looking at a 50-50 chance of getting them off breathing on their own. The smoke ventilation cases are often the hardest to manage off the ventilator.

  4. Nora Saenz:

    [The San Diego doctors] mentioned the tube that they put the ventilation in wasn’t even installed properly, so we have no idea how long my aunt went without oxygen to the brain.

  5. Rod Robinson:

    We try to do our best to limit that pressure, but to get adequate ventilation for stiff lungs, we have to use the respirator, and that can also cause the lungs to not develop properly.

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  • LüftungGerman
  • αναπνοήGreek
  • ilmanvaihto, mielipiteenvaihto, tuuletus, tuuletusjärjestelmä, ilmanvaihtojärjestelmä, hengitysFinnish
  • aérationFrench
  • 呼吸, 通風, 換気Japanese
  • 통풍, 환기Korean
  • воздухообме́н, дыха́ние, вентиля́ция, обсужде́ние, прове́тривание, диску́ссияRussian
  • ventilation, luftväxlingSwedish

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