any device for reducing gases or vapors to liquid or solid form.
Optics. a lens or combination of lenses that gathers and concentrates light in a specified direction, often used to direct light onto the projection lens in a projection system.
- in·ter·con·dens·er, noun
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How to use condenser in a sentence
Additionally, it only works with dynamic mics due to its inability to pass phantom power, which is required by condenser microphones.The best XLR cables securely connect you to your equipment and the best sound | Jay Cabrera | August 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
Of the three types of microphone designs, condenser mics generally offer the best high-frequency audio reproduction, which makes them the most common choice for capturing the nuances of voices.
Their capsules tend to be less delicate than condenser mics, making them well-suited to be handheld vocal mics for live performance.
Dynamic mics are less likely to overload and distort than condenser mics when capturing high SPL sources such as drums, guitar amps, horns, and vocals.
Many streamers prefer the best condenser mics because they’re great for capturing quiet sounds and subtle nuances.
"I'm afraid the matter is out of owner's hand, for the present," said the Steam, slipping into the condenser.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
I tried to condense the steam by the cold sides of the condenser, without using injection-water.
This, in practical words, is the surface condenser by which the used steam is returned to the boiler in the form of water.
The water sides of the condenser covered with this hot water was 50 surface feet.
This was done with water in the cistern round the condenser, which water came up to 180 degrees of heat, and remained so.
British Dictionary definitions for condenser
an apparatus for reducing gases to their liquid or solid form by the abstraction of heat
a device for abstracting heat, as in a refrigeration unit
a lens that concentrates light into a small area
another name for capacitor
a person or device that condenses
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Scientific definitions for condenser
An apparatus used to condense vapor, usually using cooling or pressurization.
A mirror, lens, or combination of lenses used to gather light and direct it upon an object or through a projection lens.
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