ventilation

noun ven·ti·la·tion \ ˌven-tə-ˈlā-shən \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of ventilation

1 :the act or process of ventilating
2 a :circulation of air
  • a room with good ventilation
b :the circulation and exchange of gases in the lungs or gills that is basic to respiration
3 :a system or means of providing fresh air

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Origin and Etymology of ventilation

borrowed from Latin ventilātiōn-, ventilātiō, from ventilāre "to expose to the air, ventilate" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns


VENTILATION Defined for Kids

ventilation

noun ven·ti·la·tion \ ˌven-tə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of ventilation for Students

1 :the act or process of ventilating
2 :a system or means of providing fresh air

Medical Dictionary

ventilation

noun ven·ti·la·tion \ ˌvent-ᵊl-ˈā-shən \

medical Definition of ventilation

1 :the act or process of ventilating
2 :the circulation and exchange of gases in the lungs or gills that is basic to respiration


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