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condensation

[ kon-den-sey-shuhn, -duhn- ]
/ ˌkɒn dɛnˈseɪ ʃən, -dən- /
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Origin of condensation

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

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British Dictionary definitions for condensation

condensation
/ (ˌkɒndɛnˈseɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of condensing, or the state of being condensed
anything that has condensed from a vapour, esp on a window
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
anything that has been shortened, esp an abridged version of a book
psychoanal
  1. the fusion of two or more ideas, etc, into one symbol, occurring esp in dreams
  2. the reduction of many experiences into one word or action, as in a phobia

Derived forms of condensation

condensational, adjective
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Medical definitions for condensation

condensation
[ kŏn′dĕn-sāshən, -dən- ]

n.

The act of making more solid or dense.compression
The process by which a gas or vapor changes to a liquid.
The liquid formed when a gas is condensed.
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.
The dental process of packing a filling material into a cavity.
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Scientific definitions for condensation

condensation
[ kŏn′dən-sāshən ]

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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