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noun con·den·sa·tion \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

:  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
:  the quality or state of being condensed
:  a product of condensing
con·den·sa·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective


  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


Other Chemical Engineering Terms

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noun con·den·sa·tion \ˌkän-ˌden-ˈsā-shən, -dən-\

Definition of CONDENSATION for Kids

:  the act or process of making more compact or concise
:  something that has been made more compact or concise <a condensation of the story>
:  the conversion of a vapor to a liquid (as by cooling)
Medical Dictionary


noun con·den·sa·tion \ˌkän-ˌden-ˈsā-shən, -dən-\

Medical Definition of CONDENSATION

:  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
:  representation of several apparently discrete ideas by a single symbol especially in dreams
:  an abnormal hardening of an organ or tissue <connective tissue condensations>


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