condensation

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Borrowed from Latin condēnsātiō, condēnsātiōnem.

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condensation (countable and uncountable, plural condensations)

  1. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed
  2. The state of being condensed.
    • 1962 October, “New Reading on Railways: Great Western. By Cecil J. Allen, Ian Allan. 2s 6d.”, in Modern Railways, page unnumbered:
      This is a masterly work of condensation, omitting nothing of importance and providing a most readable book that for a modest half-crown is incredibly good value.
  1. (physics) The conversion of a gas to a liquid.
  2. The condensate so formed.
  3. (chemistry) The reaction of two substances with the simultaneous loss of water or other small molecule.
    Synonym: dehydration synthesis
    Antonym: hydrolysis

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin condēnsātiō, condēnsātiōnem. Equivalent to condenser +‎ -ation

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condensation f (plural condensations)

  1. (all senses) condensation.

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