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air conditioner

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noun
  1. an air-conditioning device.
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Origin of air conditioner

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for air conditioner

Historical Examples

  • Lester,” Suzanne shouted over the air-conditioner din, “we have visitors.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • It was coming from the air-conditioner grill, which was now covered by welded steel bars.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • The plant was hot without the air-conditioner, especially in the vicinity of the electronic roasters.

  • The smell of goop and fuser and heat filled the room, and an air-conditioner like a jet-engine labored to keep things cool.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • It was coming from the air-conditioner grille which was now covered by welded steel bars.

    Sense of Obligation

    Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)


Word Origin and History for air conditioner

n.

from air (n.1) + agent noun from condition; along with air-conditioning, first attested 1909, originally an industrial process; main modern use in residences and office buildings is from 1930s.

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