from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of condensing.
- n. The state of being condensed.
- n. A condensate.
- n. An abridgement or shortening of something, especially of a written work or speech.
- n. Physics The process by which a gas or vapor changes to a liquid.
- n. Physics The liquid so formed.
- n. Chemistry A chemical reaction in which water or another simple substance is released by the combination of two or more molecules.
- n. Psychology The process by which a single symbol or word is associated with the emotional content of several, not necessarily related, ideas, feelings, memories, or impulses, especially as expressed in dreams.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed
- n. The conversion of a gas to a liquid; the condensate so formed
- n. The reaction of two substances with the simultaneous loss of water or other small molecule
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed.
- n. The act or process of reducing, by depression of temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam to water.
- n. A rearrangement or concentration of the different constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and definite compound of greater complexity and molecular weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into mesitylene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making, or the state of being made, dense or compact; reduction of volume or compass, as by pressure, concentration, or elimination of foreign material; closer union of parts; compression; consolidation: used in both literal and figurative senses.
- n. In chem. and physical, the act of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid form.
- n. In organic chemistry, the union of two carbon atoms which may be in the same or in different molecules.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shortened version of a written work
- n. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams
- n. the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
- n. the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
- n. atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold
- n. the act of increasing the density of something
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