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International Dictionary of Refrigeration

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The International Dictionary of Refrigeration is the result of the work of nearly 200 experts, all members of the IIR network from approximately 30 countries on all the continents.


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The Dictionary includes


  • more than 4,300 terms in English and in French, including 800 synonyms
  • about 3,500 definitions in English and in French
  • translations in 11 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian and Spanish
  • a total of approximately 43,800 terms and their synonyms.
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Hard copies of the International Dictionary of Refrigeration are available in Chinese, English, French and Spanish.
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These terms and definitions are relevant to all domains in the refrigeration field


  • Fundamentals (thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer...)
  • Refrigeration production (refrigeration systems, refrigerants...)
  • Refrigerating equipment
  • Cooling, chilling and freezing methods
  • Storage, transport and distribution
  • Refrigeration of perishables products and food industry
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat pumps
  • Cryogenics
  • The environment
  • etc.


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