condenser

noun
con·dens·er | \kən-ˈden(t)-sər \

Definition of condenser 

1 : one that condenses: such as

a : a lens or mirror used to concentrate light on an object

b : an apparatus in which gas or vapor is condensed

2 : capacitor

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There are three condensers on the roof, one in the basement and two inside apartments. New York Times, "Diary of a New York Co-op Board President," 27 Apr. 2018 This compact cardioid condenser mic jacks into the phone via a Lightning dongle to bring your sparkling dialog into focus. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Gadgets to Help You Shoot Pro-Quality Movies on Your iPhone," 1 July 2018 Line set is the copper tubing that runs from your outside air conditioning condenser to your indoor air handler or furnace. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, "The Art of the Charge: What to watch for when someone re-charges your home AC system," 30 Apr. 2018 The wood is burned at a high temperature, and the smoke particles collect in condensers and form a concentrated liquid. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "10 good store-bought BBQ sauces and what to do with them," 4 June 2018 Tucker says dirt, dust, grease and pet hair can collect on your refrigerator condenser coils, making your fridge work harder. Debbie Carlson, chicagotribune.com, "5 areas to tackle during spring cleaning," 22 May 2018 That cooling component needs to connect to an outside condenser box that pumps refrigerant through copper lines to the coil. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, "Why buying an air conditioner online is a risky proposition," 30 Apr. 2018 Some residents, including the current president of the board, have condensers on the roof. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "When a Co-op Project Turns Into War," 27 Apr. 2018 Elsewhere, panels of bronze mesh evoke the diffusion filter on a condenser microphone, dispersing the visual resonance. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Rashid Johnson at David Kordansky Gallery: Power, protection, plus 'Ugly Pots'," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of condenser

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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condenser

noun

English Language Learners Definition of condenser

: a device used for changing a gas into a liquid

: a device used for storing electrical energy

condenser

noun
con·dens·er | \kən-ˈden(t)-sər \

Medical Definition of condenser 

1a : a lens or mirror used to concentrate light on an object

b : an apparatus in which gas or vapor is condensed

2 : capacitor

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