con·​densed | \ kən-ˈden(t)st How to pronounce condensed (audio) \

Definition of condensed

: reduced to a more compact or dense form also : having a face narrower than that of a standard typeface

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Recent Examples on the Web Saturday's hourlong show was a condensed version of last month’s 90-minute tour stop. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Maluma returns to Houston for an intimate show at White Oak Music Hall," 20 Oct. 2019 Spoilers were excluded from the condensed version of TIME’s interview with Paul published ahead of the film’s release. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Aaron Paul on the Ending—and the Cameos—of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," 11 Oct. 2019 With a condensed schedule and more Brooklyn shows than ever—including Michael Kors, Brandon Maxwell, and Tory Burch—Phil Oh will be on his feet quite a lot this week. Vogue, "Phil Oh’s Best Street Style Photos From New York Fashion Week Spring 2020," 10 Sep. 2019 The games typically show video of condensed horse races. Washington Post, "Churchill Downs presents plan to offer winter racing," 6 Sep. 2019 Learning such things is one of the only possible upsides, to my mind, of staying in this world beyond the condensed period required for reading a novel. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "Margaret Atwood Expands the World of “The Handmaid’s Tale”," 5 Sep. 2019 These clouds of condensed rock block outgoing thermal radiation, making the planet's nightside appear relatively cool from space. Fox News, "NASA reveals secrets of 'Hot Jupiter' exoplanets," 29 Aug. 2019 And in a nod to the New Deal era, Elizabeth Warren chose a condensed deco-esque typeface and American Standard mint-green accents that pay homage to the design language of the 1930s. Kate Wagner, The New Republic, "The Subtle Politics of Graphic Design," 20 Aug. 2019 The condensed size fits well in metropolitan areas, where a typical Target store wouldn’t. Emily Brindley,, "Connecticut’s first small-format Target opening Sunday at West Hartford’s Bishops Corner," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of condensed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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Medical Definition of condensed

: reduced to a more compact or dense form condensed metaphase chromosomes condensed heterochromatin

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