air conditioner

noun
an air-conditioning device.

Origin:
1905–10

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air conditioning
 
n
a system or process for controlling the temperature and sometimes the humidity and purity of the air in a house, etc
 
air conditioner
 
n

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Word Origin & History

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