Definition of Ventilation

1. Noun. The act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air.

Exact synonyms: Airing
Generic synonyms: Improvement
Derivative terms: Ventilate, Ventilate



2. Noun. A mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air. "She was continually adjusting the ventilation"
Exact synonyms: Ventilating System, Ventilation System
Generic synonyms: Mechanical System
Terms within: Ventilation Shaft, Ventilator
Derivative terms: Ventilate, Ventilate

3. Noun. Free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest. "Such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
Exact synonyms: Public Discussion
Generic synonyms: Discussion, Give-and-take, Word
Derivative terms: Ventilate

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

Definition of Ventilation

1. n. 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. n. 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.

Definition of Ventilation

1. Noun. The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh. ¹

2. Noun. The mechanical system used to circulate and replace air.. ¹

3. Noun. An exchange of views during a discussion. ¹

4. Noun. The bodily process of breathing; the inhalation of air to provide oxygen, and the exhalation of spent air to remove carbon dioxide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ventilation

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Medical Definition of Ventilation

1. 1. In respiratory physiology, the process of exchange of air between the lungs and the ambient air. Pulmonary ventilation (usually measured in litres per minute) refers to the total exchange, whereas alveolar ventilation refers to the effective ventilation of the alveoli, in which gas exchange with the blood takes place. 2. In psychiatry, verbalisation of one's emotional problems. Origin: L. Ventilatio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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