Definition of condensation
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 : the quality or state of being condensed
3 : a product of condensing read a condensation of the long novel
condensationalplay \ˌkän-ˌden-ˈsā-shnəl, -shə-nəl, -dən-\ adjective
Examples of condensation in a Sentence
When we heat the house in the winter, condensation forms on the windows.
Condensation dripped from the air conditioner.
the processes of evaporation and condensation
The editor found condensation of the play very difficult.
a condensation of one of Shakespeare's plays
Recent Examples of condensation from the Web
The Black + Decker XL Blast Drink Machine comes with a 650-watt motor, a 72-ounce plastic blender jar with a closeable pour spout and a black sleeve that goes over the jar to absorb condensation.
The courthouse also had problems with condensation in air-conditioning closets that dripped into drywall and caused microbial contamination.
The humidity is making your hair unruly, and your iced coffee glass has heavy condensation.
Until the 1970s, asbestos was widely used in buildings for fireproofing, thermal and acoustical insulation, condensation control and decoration.
That concern led to condensation trail forecast techniques.
Check basements, under sinks and anywhere there could be a source of dampness from leaky plumbing or condensation, and correct it.
But the changing temperature was a huge issue for the camera, freezing up and condensation and icing over.
This 1987 film is Godard’s maximally pressurized condensation of his great themes: his manifesto of the image; a lost world of artistic culture, and, of course, of cinema; the hazardous bonds of paternity.
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CONDENSATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of condensation for Students
1 : the act or process of making more compact or concise
2 : something that has been made more compact or concise a condensation of the story
3 : the conversion of a vapor to a liquid (as by cooling)
Medical Definition of condensation
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: 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
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