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air conditioner

noun
1.
an air-conditioning device.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for air conditioner
  • Keep those fans buzzing in summer instead of turning on the air conditioner.
  • If only a nuclear bomb could generate electricity, run an air conditioner or light a study lamp.
  • Imagine your heater talking to your air conditioner and your room lighting.
  • When you are too hot you turn on the air conditioner when too cold the heat.
  • Around midday, the cooling mode kicks in, and the device shuts off the building's regular air conditioner for a six-hour cycle.
  • Nina closed her windows and shut her air conditioner flues.
  • The water sourced air conditioner backpacks should have produced frequent explosive vapour discharges.
  • If possible, keep the windows closed and use an air conditioner.
  • Many people buy an air conditioner that is too large, thinking it will provide better cooling.
  • Get guidelines for installing a window air conditioner.
Word Origin and History for air conditioner
n.

from air (n.1) + agent noun from condition; along with air-conditioning, first attested 1909, originally an industrial process; main modern use in residences and office buildings is from 1930s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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