Definitions of condensation

  1. a shortened version of a written work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of increasing the density of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Condenser. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Act of condensing; concentration. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. Act of condensing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Act of condensing; state of being condensed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. 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.
  16. The act of condensing; the state of being condensed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The act of making more dense or compact. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. [Latin] Process of making or becoming thick; contraction, thickening and spiralisation of chromatids during prophase. na
  19. Increase in density of the blood and other liquids, or of the solid, which enter into the composition of the human body. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  20. Act of condensing (t. & i.); condensed mass. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. Pathologic hardening of a part, with or without shrinkage. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. The union of two chemical compounds to form a more complex one, usually attended by the elimination of heat. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. The successive direct union of the molecules of a chemical compound with themselves, once or several times, resulting in the formation of polymers. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. The formation of a pencil of parallel or convergent rays of light from divergent rays by means of a lens or mirror. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. [L.] To condense, (1) to make (or become) closer or more compact; as when we speak of condensed air. In this sense, Condensation is opposed to Rarefaction. But (2) frequently it implies that the substance condensed undergoes a change of state, as when gases or vapours are condensed into the liquid or solid form. The Condenser of a steam-engine is the vessel into which the steam is withdrawn from the cylinder, and in which it is condensed by the injection of cold water. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. n. Act of making more dense or compact; consolidation. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. The act of thickening any body; opposite to rarefaction. Complete Dictionary