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Toilet Information - What is a toilet?

What is a toilet?

Toilet Information and Facts

A toilet, loo, lavatory or WC is a plumbing fixture and disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes: urine and fecal matter.

The Meaning of Toilet

The word toilet can be used to refer to the fixture itself or to the room containing the fixture, especially in British English. In North American English the word "toilet" refers solely to the fixture itself and not to the room that contains it, thus asking for the "toilet" would seem indecent. Instead, the euphemisms bathroom, restroom, washroom, men's room or women's room are preferred.

Flush Toilets

Flush Toilets

The modern flush toilet system was first designed in 1596 by Sir John Harington; however, a form of flush toilet was used in the Indus Valley Civilization. The cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro had flush toilets attached to a sophisticated sewage system.

Other toilets include the urinal and the squat toilet.