Meaning of “central heating” in the English Dictionary

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central heatingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsen.trəl ˈhiː.tɪŋ/ us /ˌsen.trəl ˈhiː.t̬ɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • A little heat from the sun or a cool, light wind is more pleasant than central heating or air conditioning. 
  • Hot Air. The labor involved in the care of numerous stoves is considerable, and hence the advent of a central heating stove, or furnace, was a great saving in strength and fuel. 
  • The better-off live in apartment houses where the economy of central heating is practised, while the majority of the poor occupy tenements where the extravagance of the individual stove is indulged in. 
  • The long galleries are all equipped with central heating and electric light and some of them have been divided off by wooden partitions or curtains like the dormitories in a large school. 
  • When I asked the hotel people why the central heating was not on, they said that there is no coal. 

(Definition of “central heating” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)