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It shouldn't be a synonym. That is, in careful technical usage, they mean different things. Cooling can be done without air conditioning. Air conditioning can be done without cooling the room: keeping the relative humidity within a set range is part of what air conditioning does.


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Personally I think we should merge the two tags because they appear to be used for the same kind of questions, but the final decision is up to the community. Everyone with 1250 or more reputation can suggest tag synonyms and/or approve suggestions. If we want to merge the two then we need to decide what the main tag will be; cars or car. Either is fine by me....


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It's potentially a good idea. It does set me wondering about what people mean by these terms. As gerrit mentions in a comment, cooling can refer to refrigeration and freezers. Furthermore, air-conditioning includes dehumidification as well as cooling; it can include humidification and air-filtering too. So, we've got a bunch of topics with partially ...


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Now, however, there are tags animals pets and chickens. To disagree with @Grace's conclusion - it seems that most uses of animals is in the livestock sense. I think that animals is too generic to be useful, because it would include pests, predators, and pets. Perhaps you can keep something like an ecosystem tag, remove the animals tag, add livestock and ...


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TL;DR Let's keep climate-change as the primary and make global-warming a synonym. There is definitely a difference between global warming and climate change (scroll down) but of course the question is whether that difference is useful on this site. Consider the first line from our on-topic FAQ: Sustainable Living Stack Exchange is for people passionate ...


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I added battery-charging to the list of synonyms for batteries, but haven't merged them yet. I'll leave a bit more time for people to give feedback if they want, before I proceed with merging.


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