American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. Thus acetylene, C2H2, condenses to benzene, C6H6. In recent years the term has been applied to reactions involving the union of a carbon atom to an atom of some other polyvalent element, usually accompanied by the removal of the elements of water. Thus acetaldehyde, C2H4O, and hydroxylamine, NH2OH, condense to form acetaldoxime, C2H4NOH, and water, H2O.
- n. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed
- n. physics The conversion of a gas to a liquid; the condensate so formed
- n. chemistry The reaction of two substances with the simultaneous loss of water or other small molecule
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed.
- n. (Physics) 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. (Chem.) 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
condensationof oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into mesitylene.
- 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
“Well, you know, there's a fire that releases little tiny pieces of ashes and dust and dirt into the air, and each one of those little individual pieces serves as what we call condensation nuclei -- there's your new term for the day, guys.”
“And the reason being is that, whenever you have a fire, that produces ash and it puts dust into the atmosphere, so any time there's moisture lingering around, the extra ash is what we call condensation nuclei.”
“We all want to know if condensation is a problem in subzero temps (just kidding ... sort of).”
“If you store it in unheated garage or shed, condensation is a concern.”
“If you want to do things the "right" way to ensure no condensation is formed, wait 2 hours and pop the soap out of the molds.”
“After each one, I wipe down the droplets of condensation from the turnable, which ensures that the next papad does not stick on.”
“But her second feeling was more compassionate, and when Brenda had collected herself enough, Mrs. Patterson wiped the circles of condensation from the table and helped her compose a letter to her husband, expressing a perfect proportion of heartbreak at his betrayal, and contrition for her own understandable response.”
“In June 2001, we were the first to achieve Bose-Einstein condensation entirely on a microfabricated atom chip.”
“New experimental research shows that half-matter, half-light quasi-particles called polaritons show compelling evidence of Bose-Einstein condensation at the relatively high temperature of 19 degrees Kelvin.”
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