Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of resolving or the state of being resolved into vapor; the conversion of a solid or liquid by heat into vapor, fumes, or steam; vaporization.
  • noun The matter evaporated or exhaled; vapor.
  • noun In algebra, the disappearance of a solution of a system of equations by passing off to infinity. Thus, the solution of the two equations xky = a and xy = b, which disappears when k = 1, is said to pass off by evaporation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The process by which any substance is converted from a liquid state into, and carried off in, vapor.
  • noun The transformation of a portion of a fluid into vapor, in order to obtain the fixed matter contained in it in a state of greater consistence.
  • noun That which is evaporated; vapor.
  • noun (Steam Engine) See Vaporization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state.
  • noun The process in which all or a portion of liquid (in a container) is turned into vapour, in order to increase the concentration of solid matter in the mixture.
  • noun archaic That which is evaporated; vapour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process of becoming a vapor
  • noun the process of extracting moisture

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Examples

  • They found that the rate rose over the study period from 1994 to 2006 and that the strongest component of that increase was an increase in evaporation over the ocean.

    Bill Chameides: Where Has All The Water Gone?

  • They found that the rate rose over the study period from 1994 to 2006 and that the strongest component of that increase was an increase in evaporation over the ocean.

    Bill Chameides: Where Has All The Water Gone?

  • They based their predictions on one million-acre feet a year deficit of the Colorado River, massive amounts of evaporation from the lake and the viscous effects of a warming world from climate change.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Global Warming, Drought and the Grim Reaper

  • "It is the evaporation from the big lagoons -- there are so many of them," McCoy explained.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • They based their predictions on one million-acre feet a year deficit of the Colorado River, massive amounts of evaporation from the lake and the viscous effects of a warming world from climate change.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Global Warming, Drought and the Grim Reaper

  • They based their predictions on one million-acre feet a year deficit of the Colorado River, massive amounts of evaporation from the lake and the viscous effects of a warming world from climate change.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Global Warming, Drought and the Grim Reaper

  • If this then led to more evaporation from the oceans, causing increased cloud cover, this could be a feedback, because clouds have a number of effects: they reflect more sunlight back into space (because they are whiter than the land and ocean surfaces they cover) and they trap more of the surface heat (because water vapour is a strong greenhouse gas).

    2010 January | Serendipity

  • Warm air can hold more H2O than cold, so you get more evaporation from the oceans and to a lesser extent, the ground.

    An Inconvenient Truth | My[confined]Space

  • If this then led to more evaporation from the oceans, causing increased cloud cover, this could be a feedback, because clouds have a number of effects: they reflect more sunlight back into space (because they are whiter than the land and ocean surfaces they cover) and they trap more of the surface heat (because water vapour is a strong greenhouse gas).

    2010 January 16 | Serendipity

  • If this then led to more evaporation from the oceans, causing increased cloud cover, this could be a feedback, because clouds have a number of effects: they reflect more sunlight back into space (because they are whiter than the land and ocean surfaces they cover) and they trap more of the surface heat (because water vapour is a strong greenhouse gas).

    Initial value vs. boundary value problems | Serendipity

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