Origin of ventilation
Examples from the Web for ventilation
It is provided with best conditions for water supply, heating and ventilation.
They steer me toward what looks like an ad agency's conference room—featuring exposed concrete and ventilation systems.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films|David Eckstein|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These doors are an important part of the ventilation system.
For starters, it would have higher entrances and ventilation grates, says MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg.Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson for Flood-Proofing a Subway|Josh Dzieza|November 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A television murmured somewhere down the hall, and a ventilation fan thumped in a nearby window.
There was hardly any ventilation possible, many of these old houses being in dark narrow courts or blind alleys.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
As the result of these experiments, Mr. Binnie rightly came to the conclusion that this system of ventilation was efficient.ASCE 1193: The Water-Works and Sewerage of Monterrey, N. L., Mexico|George Robert Graham Conway
Some of them extend quite through the walls, and served probably for ventilation and the admission of light.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume IV|Hubert Howe Bancroft
No expense has been spared in the fittings of the rooms, and every provision is made for warmth and ventilation.Concerning Cats|Helen M. Winslow
You may be quite sure,” said I, “if your mother has had a hand in planning your house, that the ventilation is cared for.Household Papers and Stories|Harriet Beecher Stowe
British Dictionary definitions for ventilation
Word Origin and History for ventilation
mid-15c., from Latin ventilationem (nominative ventilatio) "an exposing to the air," noun of action from past participle stem of ventilare (see ventilate).