condensation

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

Definition of condensation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of condensing: such asa :  a chemical reaction involving union between molecules often with elimination of a simple molecule (such as water) to form a new more complex compound of often greater molecular weightb :  the conversion of a substance (such as water) from the vapor state to a denser liquid or solid state usually initiated by a reduction in temperature of the vaporc :  compression of a written or spoken work into more concise form an essay greatly in need of (sdash}

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being condensed

  3. 3 :  a product of condensing read a condensation of the long novel

condensational

play \ˌkän-ˌden-ˈsā-shnəl, -shə-nəl, -dən-\ adjective

Examples of condensation in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of condensation

see condense

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CONDENSATION Defined for English Language Learners

condensation

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Definition of condensation for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CONDENSATION Defined for Kids

condensation

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

Definition of condensation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of making more compact or concise

  2. 2 :  something that has been made more compact or concise a condensation of the story

  3. 3 :  the conversion of a vapor to a liquid (as by cooling)


Medical Dictionary

condensation

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

Medical Definition of condensation

  1. 1:  the act or process of condensing: asa:  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 weightb:  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. 2:  representation of several apparently discrete ideas by a single symbol especially in dreams

  3. 3:  an abnormal hardening of an organ or tissue connective tissue condensations



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