[kon-den-sey-shuh n, -duh n-] /ˌkɒn dɛnˈseɪ ʃən, -dən-/

the act of ; the state of being .
the result of being made more compact or dense.
reduction of a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter or terser form; abridgment.
a form:
Did you read the whole book or just a condensation?
a mass.
(in nontechnical usage) .
the act or process of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid form.
Chemistry. a reaction between two or more organic molecules leading to the formation of a larger molecule and the elimination of a simple molecule such as water or alcohol.
Meteorology. the process by which atmospheric water vapor liquefies to form fog, clouds, or the like, or solidifies to form snow or hail.
Psychoanalysis. the representation of two or more ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses by one word or image, as in a person’s humor, accidental slips, or dreams.
Physics. the relative amount by which the density of an elastic medium varies from its average value as a sound wave passes through it.
the act or process of condensing, or the state of being condensed
anything that has condensed from a vapour, esp on a window
(chem) a type of reaction in which two organic molecules combine to form a larger molecule as well as a simple molecule such as water, methanol, etc
anything that has been shortened, esp an abridged version of a book


c.1600, “action of becoming more dense,” from Latin condensationem (nominative condensatio), noun of action from condensare (see condense). Meaning “conversion of a gas to a liquid” is from 1610s.

condensation con·den·sa·tion (kŏn’děn-sā’shən, -dən-)

The change of a gas or vapor to a liquid, either by cooling or by being subjected to increased pressure. When water vapor cools in the atmosphere, for example, it condenses into tiny drops of water, which form clouds.


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