See under (def 2).
[puh-lim-er-uh-zey-shuh n, pol-uh-mer-] /pəˌlɪm ər əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌpɒl ə mər-/
the act or process of forming a polymer or compound.
the combination of many like or unlike molecules to form a more complex product of higher molecular weight, with elimination of water, alcohol, or the like (condensation polymerization) or without such elimination (addition polymerization)
the conversion of one compound into another by such a process.
the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed
1866, from polymer + -ization.
polymerization po·lym·er·i·za·tion (pə-lĭm’ər-ĭ-zā’shən, pŏl’ə-mər-)
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for vapour trail
[kuh n-dens] /kənˈdɛns/ verb (used with object), condensed, condensing. 1. to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or extent of; concentrate. 2. to reduce to a shorter form; abridge: Condense your answer into a few words. 3. to reduce to another and denser form, as a gas or vapor to a liquid or […]
[kuh n-denst] /kənˈdɛnst/ adjective 1. reduced in volume, area, length, or scope; shortened: a condensed version of the book. 2. made denser, especially reduced from a gaseous to a liquid state. 3. thickened by distillation or evaporation; concentrated: condensed lemon juice. 4. Printing. (of type) narrow in proportion to its height. Compare (def 3). [kuh […]
- Condensed matter
noun 1. (physics) noun in science, matter in which atoms and molecules interact closely with each other, as liquids and solids