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air-conditioning

Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of air-condition.
  • n. Alternative spelling of air conditioning.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I remember the hot Washington summers of 1977 and 1978—it would be ninety-five degrees outside and Carter would have the White House air-conditioning turned off.

    The Good Fight

  • She makes casual conversation with two elderly volunteers who have come in to rest by the window air-conditioning unit, which seems to be making no progress against the heat, despite its noisy clamor.

    American Grace

  • Bin Laden pushed his survivalist ideas to absurd lengths, forbidding his family to use refrigerators and air-conditioning even when they lived in the scorching Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

    The Longest War

  • The DOE and Energy Star suggest setting air-conditioning temps to no lower than 78 degrees when you're there, and higher when you're sleeping or out.

    Avital Binshtock: How to Green Your Hotel Stay

  • Worse, solar power production peaks around noon, but electricity demand peaks in the Southwest in the late afternoon when folks get home from work, turn up the air-conditioning, and start using computers, videogames, stoves, and other electric appliances.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » In Search of Skepticism

  • Underground, the constant ambient temperature leads to greatly reduced heating and air-conditioning demands — about 85 percent lower than for a building on the surface, according to Donald Woodard, the former director of underground planning at nearby Park University (which may be the only school to have such a position).

    SubTropolis, U.S.A.

  • Generators powered by gasoline, propane or natural gas have become a niche industry in recent years as more U.S. homeowners seek to ensure they can keep lights, refrigerators and air-conditioning systems running during extended blackouts.

    Generators Sell Briskly, Then They Often Come Right Back

  • Mr. Jackson, who cautioned that he didn't live in the city in those days, thought that the greatest difference currently, and the factor that may be keeping citizens from fleeing, is air-conditioning.

    Summers in Letters

  • The madras tie and its kin hail from an era before air-conditioning and casual Fridays, when the idea of seasonality in menswear was both more nuanced and more codified.

    The Ties That Shine

  • But when you're charging a dollar a slice, there's no way you can afford a space large enough to seat every patron, much less provide niceties like fresh décor, clean tables and air-conditioning.

    Slices Priced to Sell

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