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condense +‎ -ation, borrowed from Latin condēnsātiō, condēnsātiōnem.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑn.dɛnˈseɪ.ʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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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, Cecil J. Allen, Ian Allan, “New Reading on Railways: Great Western”, in Modern Railways, 2s 6d., unnumbered page:
      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.
  3. (physics) The conversion of a gas to a liquid.
  4. The condensate so formed.
  5. (chemistry) The reaction of two substances with the simultaneous loss of water or other small molecule.
    Synonym: dehydration synthesis
    Antonym: hydrolysis
  6. (psychology) when a single idea (an image, memory, or thought) or dream object stands for several associations and ideas.
  7. A condensed work; an abridged version or compendium.
    • 1982 April 17, Beth Cookson, “Gaay Students Prominent At Med Association Meeting”, in Gay Community News, page 9:
      LGPIM has [] loaned the 45-minute condensation of Word is Out to over 16 medical schools.

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

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condensation f (plural condensations)

  1. (all senses) condensation

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