- The definition of condensation is the act of shortening or reducing something to make it more concise.
- Combining two images into one is an example of condensation.
- A shortened version of a speech is an example of condensation.
- An example of condensation is water droplets on a window that form when humid air comes into contact with a cold surface.
Condensation on a window.
condensation definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the act of condensing, as the reduction of a gas to a liquid or the abridgment of a piece of writing
- the product of such an act: to read a condensation of a novel
- the condition of being condensed
Origin: Late Latin condensatio
condensation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act of condensing.
- The state of being condensed.
- A condensate.
- An abridgement or shortening of something, especially of a written work or speech.
- Physics a. The process by which a gas or vapor changes to a liquid.b. The liquid so formed.
- Chemistry A chemical reaction in which water or another simple substance is released by the combination of two or more molecules.
- Psychology The process by which a single symbol or word is associated with the emotional content of several, not necessarily related, ideas, feelings, memories, or impulses, especially as expressed in dreams.
- conˌden·saˈtion·al adjective
condensation - Medical Definition
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act of making more solid or dense. Also called 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.
condensation - Science Definition
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.