condensation

[kon-den-sey-shuhn, -duhn-]
noun
1.
the act of condensing; the state of being condensed.
2.
the result of being made more compact or dense.
3.
reduction of a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter or terser form; abridgment.
4.
a condensed form: Did you read the whole book or just a condensation?
5.
a condensed mass.
6.
(in nontechnical usage) condensate.
7.
the act or process of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid form.
8.
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.
9.
Meteorology. the process by which atmospheric water vapor liquefies to form fog, clouds, or the like, or solidifies to form snow or hail.
10.
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.
11.
Physics. the relative amount by which the density of an elastic medium varies from its average value as a sound wave passes through it.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin condēnsātiōn- (stem of condēnsātiō), equivalent to condēnsāt(us) condensate + -iōn- -ion

condensational, adjective
condensative, adjective
noncondensation, noun
overcondensation, noun
precondensation, noun
recondensation, noun
subcondensation, noun
uncondensational, adjective
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condensation (ˌkɒndɛnˈseɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of condensing, or the state of being condensed
2.  anything that has condensed from a vapour, esp on a window
3.  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
4.  anything that has been shortened, esp an abridged version of a book
5.  psychoanal
 a.  the fusion of two or more ideas, etc, into one symbol, occurring esp in dreams
 b.  the reduction of many experiences into one word or action, as in a phobia
 
conden'sational
 
adj

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condensation
c.1600, "action of becoming more dense," from L. condensationem, noun of action from condensare (see condense). Meaning "conversion of a gas to a liquid" is from 1614.
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condensation con·den·sa·tion (kŏn'děn-sā'shən, -dən-)
n.

  1. The act of making more solid or dense. Also called compression.

  2. The process by which a gas or vapor changes to a liquid.

  3. The liquid formed when a gas is condensed.

  4. The psychological process by which a single symbol or word is associated with the emotional content of a group of ideas, feelings, memories, or impulses, especially as expressed in dreams.

  5. The dental process of packing a filling material into a cavity.

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condensation   (kŏn'dən-sā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
Normally, water vapor can only condense onto condensation nuclei-tiny particles
  that serve as kernels around which drops can form.
They survived on sandwiches scavenged from their dead buddies' lunch buckets
  and water from condensation on the air cooler.
The copper would bead with condensation while you waited for the water to run
  cold enough.
Usually, the temperature only drops a few more degrees once significant
  condensation of water occurs.
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