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Pronunciation:  `kânden'seyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of increasing the density of something
  2. [n]  (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams
  3. [n]  a shortened version of a written work
  4. [n]  the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
  5. [n]  atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold
  6. [n]  the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state

CONDENSATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: abridgement, abridgment, capsule, compression, condensate, condensing, contraction
 See Also: action, activity, atmospheric phenomenon, coarctation, compressing, compression, constriction, dew, inspissation, natural action, natural process, process, shrinkage, shrinking, summary, sweat, thickening, unconscious process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con`den*sa"tion\, n. [L. condensatio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed;
   the state of being condensed.

         He [Goldsmith] was a great and perhaps an unequaled
         master of the arts of selection and condensation.

2. (Physics) The act or process of reducing, by depression of
   temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and
   denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam
   to water.

3. (Chem.) A rearrangement or concentration of the different
   constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and
   definite compound of greater complexity and molecular
   weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the
   condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into

{Condensation product} (Chem.), a substance obtained by the
   polymerization of one substance, or by the union of two or
   more, with or without separation of some unimportant side

{Surface condensation}, the system of condensing steam by
   contact with cold metallic surfaces, in distinction from
   condensation by the injection of cold water.

Biology Dictionary
  1. The process whereby a gas becomes a liquid or a solid.
  2. A chemical reaction between two organic compounds which produces (among other things) water, ammonia, or a simple alcohol.
  3. A chemical reaction between two molecules which links them together and expels a molecule of water. For example, the joining of two amino acids by a peptide bond during the formation of a polypeptide.
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