Definition of Condensation

1. Noun. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams.

Category relationships: Analysis, Depth Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Generic synonyms: Process, Unconscious Process

2. Noun. The process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state.
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Derivative terms: Condense, Condense

3. Noun. Atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold.
Exact synonyms: Condensate
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Sweat, Dew
Derivative terms: Condense, Condense, Condense

4. Noun. The process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together. "The contraction of a gas on cooling"
Exact synonyms: Compression, Contraction
Generic synonyms: Shrinkage, Shrinking
Specialized synonyms: Coarctation, Constriction
Derivative terms: Compress, Condense, Condense, Condense

5. Noun. A shortened version of a written work.
Exact synonyms: Abridgement, Abridgment, Capsule
Generic synonyms: Sum-up, Summary
Derivative terms: Abridge, Capsulise, Capsulize, Condense

6. Noun. The act of increasing the density of something.
Exact synonyms: Condensing
Generic synonyms: Compressing, Compression
Specialized synonyms: Inspissation, Thickening
Derivative terms: Condense, Condense, Condense, Condense, Condense

Definition of Condensation

1. n. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed.

Definition of Condensation

1. Noun. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed ¹

2. Noun. (physics) The conversion of a gas to a liquid; the condensate so formed ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry) The reaction of two substances with the simultaneous loss of water or other small molecule ¹

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Definition of Condensation

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Medical Definition of Condensation

1. The process whereby a gas becomes a liquid or a solid. A chemical reaction between two organic compounds which produces (among other things) water, ammonia, or a simple alcohol. A chemical reaction between two molecules which links them together and expels a molecule of water. For example: the joining of two amino acids by a peptide bond during the formation of a polypeptide. (05 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Condensation

condensation (current term)
condensation compound
condensation polymer
condensation product
condensation pump
condensation reaction
condensation trail
condensed matter
condensed milk

Literary usage of Condensation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1898)
"(5) On the Action of Uranium rays on the condensation of Water Vapour. By CTE WILSON, MA, of Sidney Sussex College, Clerk Maxwell Student. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"... I showed thai cloudy condensation takes place in the absence of dust when saturated air suffers sudden expansion exceeding a certain critical amount. ..."

3. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1886)
"No subject connected with the steam engine has receivea more attention than the condensation which takes place in the cylinder. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"... illustrating the Two Modes nf condensation of Moisture on Solid Surfaces. By Prof essor FT TROUTON, FRS Experiment has shown, what might perhaps have ..."

5. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1895)
"Vapor condensation.—To fix the ideas, however, it is well to restrict all remarks to vapor-liquid condensation, the successive steps of which have just been ..."

6. Physics of the Air by William Jackson Humphreys (1920)
"EVAPORATION AND condensation. INTRODUCTION. THE presence of water vapor in the atmosphere is of such vital importance in the economy of Nature, ..."

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