Definition of air conditioning in English:

air conditioning


  • A system for controlling the humidity, ventilation, and temperature in a building or vehicle, typically to maintain a cool atmosphere in warm conditions.

    • ‘Growing up in warm summer weather in NYC meant sunshine, humidity and air conditioning.’
    • ‘Climate control air conditioning is standard along with a single CD player.’
    • ‘On the comfort front all versions have air conditioning, electric door mirrors and windows and hi-fi.’
    • ‘The various generators and air conditioning systems made sure of that.’
    • ‘The constant high power air conditioning systems shoulder most of the blame.’
    • ‘Local businesses were being advised to clean their air conditioning and water heating and cooling systems.’
    • ‘I thought you had central air conditioning everywhere, so what are you complaining about?’
    • ‘The building had no air conditioning, and the room had no windows, so we placed a standalone AC unit in the room.’
    • ‘Soon we shall have to face the choice between a bit of air conditioning or a move to somewhere cooler.’
    • ‘It's a fool's cool, however, and no substitute for good old-fashioned air conditioning.’
    • ‘The cuts also meant air conditioning and fridges could not work in the stifling heat.’
    • ‘It is unbearably hot out there, yet in here I have a chilled water cooler and air conditioning.’
    • ‘Our room was up on the hill overlooking the sea, equipped with air conditioning and cool interior decoration.’
    • ‘Not everyone has air conditioning here so a cool breeze is often top of the wish list.’
    • ‘In addition, a survey of local pharmacies found that none had air conditioning or kept a temperature log.’
    • ‘Regulations exist in the UK to make sure water supplies and air conditioning systems are safe.’
    • ‘Oh well, makes a change from the high electric bills we had in the Philippines from air conditioning!’
    • ‘Install an air purifier and change air filters monthly in heating and air conditioning systems.’
    • ‘We had no air conditioning in the warm months and clanking radiators in the winter.’
    • ‘Mr Webster said the dangers of the Legionella bacteria in air conditioning systems were well known.’
    ventilating, ventilation, aerating, aeration, freshening, refreshing, cooling, air conditioning
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air conditioning

/er kənˈdiSH(ə)niNG/