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    Question the phrase meaning "a room whose temperature is controlled"

    I want to express "a room whose temperature is controlled", but am not sure how to say it precisely. Some suggested “temperature-controlled room”, and I do not think it appropriate because it means "the room or something in the room such as the facilities (though perhaps including the temperature itself) are controlled by temperature, mistaking the thing being done for the doer.
    Please help give a more precise phrase. Thanks.


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    Re: the phrase meaning "a room whose temperature is controlled"

    Say/write "a room in which the temperature is controlled."


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    Re: the phrase meaning "a room whose temperature is controlled"

    Temperature-controlled room is perfectly acceptable to me.


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    Smile Re: the phrase meaning "a room whose temperature is controlled"

    Logically, "temperature-controlled room" is not right.
    We d better use "thermostat(ically)-controlled room".

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    Re: the phrase meaning "a room whose temperature is controlled"

    Quote Originally Posted by engstar View Post
    Logically, "temperature-controlled room" is not right.
    Why?


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    Re: the phrase meaning "a room whose temperature is controlled"

    Quote Originally Posted by engstar View Post
    Logically, "temperature-controlled room" is not right.
    We d better use "thermostat(ically)-controlled room".
    In this compound adjective, 'temperature' does not identify an actor. The adjective describes a room whose temperature is controlled. I would also be interested in that logic.

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