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condensation nucleus

noun, Meteorology
1.
nucleus (def 5).
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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Contemporary definitions for condensation nuclei
noun

any tiny suspended particle in the atmosphere, either liquid or solid, upon which condensation of water vapor begins

Examples

Most condensation nuclei are produced by natural and man-made fires over land and by wave action over the oceans.

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