Meaning of “heating” in the English Dictionary

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"heating" in British English

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heatingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhiː.tɪŋ/ us /ˈhiː.t̬ɪŋ/ mainly UK US usually heat

A2 the system that keeps a building warm:

Is the heating on?

More examples

  • What time does the heating come on in the morning?
  • It's too hot in here, can we turn down the heating?
  • My landlord's very mean with the heating - it's only on for two hours each day.
  • The house soon warms up with the heating on.
  • This room has underfloor heating - isn't it wonderful?

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

"heating" in American English

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heatingnoun [ U ]

/ˈhit ˌweɪv/ us /ˈhi·t̬ɪŋ/

the process of making something warm, esp. a building, or the equipment used for this:

He takes care of the heating and air-conditioning.

(Definition of “heating” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)