condenser

noun
con·​dens·​er | \ kən-ˈden(t)-sər How to pronounce condenser (audio) \

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

Examples of condenser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1711 another English inventor, Thomas Newcomen improved upon Savery’s design by adding a separate condenser with a piston. Addison Nugent, Popular Mechanics, "Why Heron's Aeolipile Is One of History's Greatest Forgotten Machines," 29 Nov. 2020 This flaw was remedied in 1769 by Scottish inventor James Watt, who added a separate condenser to the Newcomen model, allowing the steam cylinder to be maintained at a constant temperature. Addison Nugent, Popular Mechanics, "Why Heron's Aeolipile Is One of History's Greatest Forgotten Machines," 29 Nov. 2020 The WA-47jr from Warm Audio is an all-purpose condenser microphone modeled after a design used on legendary studio recordings throughout the years including those by Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, and Nat King Cole. Popular Science, "The best vocal microphones for home recording," 23 Nov. 2020 If there are microspikes in the power level, the condenser can level them. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "To Keep Energy Flowing, the U.K. Is Turning to the Flywheel," 9 July 2020 The more expensive Yeti has additional condensers for improved sound, says Blue. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Working from home: Tweaking this can help you sound sharper in video meetings," 10 June 2020 If your refrigerator has a grille in front of the condenser coils remove it. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, "I Didn’t Realize I Needed To Vacuum Behind My Big Kitchen Appliances Until I Pulled Out My Fridge," 20 May 2020 For now, here are the GM parts plants starting production Monday: Lockport Components in Lockport, New York, where GM makes parts such as radiators, condensers, heater cores, HVAC modules and oil coolers. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GM starts production and calls back more workers as soon as Monday," 9 May 2020 Other competitors in the barista competition included Juan Diaz, 25, of Seattle, who wowed judges with a condenser apparatus. Adam Amengual, New York Times, "America’s Next Top Barista," 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of condenser

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Condenser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condenser. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for condenser

condenser

noun
How to pronounce condenser (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of condenser

technical
: 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 How to pronounce condenser (audio) \

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

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