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condensation nucleus

noun, Meteorology
1.
nucleus (def 5).
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples from the web for condensation nucleus
  • Quantification is by optical density measurement using condensation nucleus counting technology.
Contemporary definitions for condensation nucleus
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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