Definition of Condenser

1. Noun. An electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge.

2. Noun. An apparatus that converts vapor into liquid.
Generic synonyms: Apparatus, Setup
Specialized synonyms: Liebig Condenser, Reflux Condenser
Group relationships: Still
Derivative terms: Condense

3. Noun. A hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat.
Generic synonyms: Coil
Derivative terms: Condense

4. Noun. Lens used to concentrate light on an object.
Exact synonyms: Optical Condenser
Specialized synonyms: Abbe Condenser
Generic synonyms: Lens, Lens System, Lense
Derivative terms: Condense

Definition of Condenser

1. n. One who, or that which, condenses.

Definition of Condenser

1. Noun. A device designed to condense a gas into a liquid, either as part of a still, steam engine, refrigerator or similar machine. ¹

2. Noun. (electronics) A capacitor. ¹

3. Noun. (optics) A lens (or combination of lenses) designed to gather light and focus it onto a specimen or part of a mechanism. ¹

4. Noun. A dental instrument used to pack filling into a cavity in a tooth. ¹

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Definition of Condenser

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Medical Definition of Condenser

1. In microscopy, the lens mounted before the microscope stage, which transmits light to the object. There are two main categories of condensers: (1) bright field and (2) dark field. Bright field condensers are of four distinct types: (a) Abbe condenser,, an uncorrected condenser composed of two separable lenses, (b) aplanatic condenser, (c) achromatic condenser which has full corrections for colour and spherical aberrations, (d) aplanatic achromatic condenser. The dark field condenser for low powers may be nothing more than a low-power bright field condenser with a central stop. Medium- or high-powered dark field condensers are usually of the cardioid or paraboloid type. The lamp lens is loosely called a condenser lens, but light-collecting lens is a more definite term. All microscope condensers must be carefully focused and aligned for best results. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Condenser

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condensation polymer
condensation product
condensation pump
condensation reaction
condensation trail
condensed matter
condensed milk
condenser (current term)
condenser circle
condenser microphone
condenser or condenser lens
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condensing power
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condensing vacuole

Literary usage of Condenser

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1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"allow of the complete discharge of the condenser, the quantity of electricity transmitted by the wire in each interval will be 2 EC. where E is the ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"The Forces Acting on a Charged condenser moving through Space. ... If a charged condenser be placed with its plane in the direction of the aether drift, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"Л large condenser is inserted in the circuit at one or both ends, according to ... The cable is connected to the one armature of the condenser through the ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1879)
"Values obtained by fall of potential through small resistances—10000— vary according to time ; for short time, '001 sec., the condenser comes out -3305; ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"The condenser, however, is not charged direct by the battery, but the current is made to work this Ruhmkorff induction coil, from which there is derived a ..."

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