Share this entry

Share this page

air conditioning

Syllabification: air con·di·tion·ing

Definition of air conditioning in English:

noun

A system for controlling the humidity, ventilation, and temperature in a building or vehicle, typically to maintain a cool atmosphere in warm conditions.
Example sentences
  • Climate control air conditioning is standard along with a single CD player.
  • Growing up in warm summer weather in NYC meant sunshine, humidity and air conditioning.
  • We had no air conditioning in the warm months and clanking radiators in the winter.

Derivatives

air-conditioned

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • In my day computers were hidden away in vast air-conditioned rooms, secure from the soil and disturbance of the hoi-polloi.
  • How many times have we seen the people who rule us get out of their air-conditioned cars and VIP routes and set foot on roads?
  • Buses serving the route would be designed much better than the existing air-conditioned buses, he added.

air conditioner

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Sargeant Dixon was beside me; he turned the key in the ignition and adjusted the blower of the air conditioner.
  • For most of the morning the air conditioner was on the blink.
  • At one point, in desperation, he started his car, turned on its air conditioner and put his son inside to sleep.

Definition of air conditioning in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing