condensation


con·den·sa·tion

noun \ˌkän-ˌden-ˈsā-shən, -dən-\

: small drops of water that form on a cold surface

: the process by which a gas cools and becomes a liquid

: the act or process of making something (such as a piece of writing) shorter : the act or process of condensing something

Full Definition of CONDENSATION

1
:  the act or process of condensing: as
a :  a chemical reaction involving union between molecules often with elimination of a simple molecule (as water) to form a new more complex compound of often greater molecular weight
b :  the conversion of a substance (as water) from the vapor state to a denser liquid or solid state usually initiated by a reduction in temperature of the vapor
c :  compression of a written or spoken work into more concise form
2
:  the quality or state of being condensed
3
:  a product of condensing
con·den·sa·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of CONDENSATION

  1. When we heat the house in the winter, condensation forms on the windows.
  2. Condensation dripped from the air conditioner.
  3. the processes of evaporation and condensation
  4. The editor found condensation of the play very difficult.
  5. a condensation of one of Shakespeare's plays

First Known Use of CONDENSATION

1594

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

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con·den·sa·tion

noun \ˌkän-ˌden-ˈsā-shən, -dən-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONDENSATION

1
: the act or process of condensing: as a : a chemical reaction involving union between molecules often with elimination of a simple molecule (as water) to form a new more complex compound of often greater molecular weight b : the conversion of a substance (as water) from the vapor state to a denser liquid or solid state usually initiated by a reduction in temperature of the vapor
2
: representation of several apparently discrete ideas by a single symbol especially in dreams
3
: an abnormal hardening of an organ or tissue <connective tissue condensations>

condensation

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Formation of a liquid or solid from its vapour. Condensation usually occurs on a surface that is cooler than the adjacent gas. A substance condenses when the pressure exerted by its vapour exceeds the vapour pressure of its liquid or solid phase at the temperature of the surface where the condensation is to occur. The process causes the release of thermal energy. Condensation occurs on a glass of cold water on a warm, humid day when water vapour in the air condenses to form liquid water on the glass's colder surface. Condensation also accounts for the formation of dew, fog, rain, snow, and clouds.

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