Meaning of condensation
Pronunciation: (kon"den-sā'shun, -dun-), [key]
- the act of condensing; the state of being condensed.
- the result of being made more compact or dense.
- reduction of a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter or terser form; abridgment.
- a condensed form: Did you read the whole book or just a condensation?
- a condensed mass.
- (in nontechnical usage) condensate.
- the act or process of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid form.
- a reaction between two or more organic molecules leading to the formation of a larger molecule and the elimination of a simple molecule such as water or alcohol.
- the process by which atmospheric water vapor liquefies to form fog, clouds, or the like, or solidifies to form snow or hail.
- the representation of two or more ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses by one word or image, as in a person's humor, accidental slips, or dreams.
- the relative amount by which the density of an elastic medium varies from its average value as a sound wave passes through it.
- condensation (Thesaurus)