What does ventilation mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ventilation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ventilation, airingnoun

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

  2. ventilation, ventilation system, ventilating systemnoun

    a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air

    "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"

  3. public discussion, ventilationnoun

    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, ventilationnoun

    the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation


  1. ventilationnoun

    The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh.

  2. ventilationnoun

    The mechanical system used to circulate and replace air..

  3. ventilationnoun

    An exchange of views during a discussion.

  4. ventilationnoun

    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. Ventilationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. ventilatio: cf. F. ventilation.]

  2. Ventilationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. ventilatio: cf. F. ventilation.]

  3. Ventilationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. ventilatio: cf. F. ventilation.]

  4. Ventilationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. ventilatio: cf. F. ventilation.]

  5. Ventilationnoun

    the act of giving vent or expression

    Etymology: [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. Allen Sills:

    It goes back to those four basic things we talked about in the paper with cumulative time, distance, ventilation and masks. If you think about those four factors as being four different quadrants, if you’re failing in two or more of those, then that’s going to become a high risk for a transmission, i always talked about the big three, which was: meeting, eating and greeting.

  2. 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.

  3. The CDC:

    Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns, especially if combined with other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing, hand hygiene, and adequate ventilation.

  4. Paul Hunter:

    We want to see the lockdown end but we need lifesaving mitigation in place. We still need sick pay, local contact tracing, continued mask wearing, ventilation and support for children to prevent serious illness. the disease burden associated with a larger peak during the summer would likely be less than one during the winter.

  5. Stephanie Silvera:

    I’m a bit surprised that the governor decided to increase dining capacity right now, at a time when it’s obviously difficult to keep doors and windows open for ventilation, which we know helps to minimize the risks, i’m not an economist, and I understand the need to support restaurants and the restaurant industry, but my concern, from a public health perspective, is that this could potentially allow the virus to spread more quickly.

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

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