space heating
noun Date: 1934 heating of spaces especially for human comfort by any means (as fuel, electricity, or solar radiation) with the heater either within the space or external to it

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  • space heating — space heating, adj. the heating of a limited area, as a room, by means of a heater (space heater) within the area. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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  • space heating — space′ heat ing n. bui the heating of a limited area, as a room, by means of a heater(space′ heat er)within the area • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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