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Definitions of condensation

  1. atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of increasing the density of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act or process of reducing, by depression of temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam to water. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A rearrangement or concentration of the different constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and definite compound of greater complexity and molecular weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into mesitylene. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Reduction in size; compression; the act of making dense or denser; the change from vapor to liquid form; as, the condensation of clouds results in rain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Condenser. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Act of condensing; state of being condensed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of making dense or denser, or the state of being condensed; a product of condensing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of condensing; the state of being condensed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The act of making more dense or compact. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for condensation

  1. Gilbert White, in The Natural History of Selborne, refers to these ponds in a very interesting letter on the subject, including details of condensation by trees, in which he gives an instance of a particular pond, high up on the Down, 300 feet above his house, and situated in such a position that it was impossible for it to receive any water from springs or drainage, which " though never above three feet deep in the middle, and not more than thirty feet in diameter, and containing, perhaps, not more than two or three hundred hogsheads of water, yet never is known to fail, though it affords drink for three hundred or four hundred sheep, and for at least twenty head of large cattle besides." – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  2. A condensation of them is but an aggravation. – The-Grand-Canyon-of-Arizona-how-to-see-it by James, George Wharton
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