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Definition of "condensation" [con•den•sa•tion]

  • The act of condensing. (noun)
  • The state of being condensed. (noun)
  • A condensate. (noun)
  • An abridgement or shortening of something, especially of a written work or speech. (noun)
  • Physics The process by which a gas or vapor changes to a liquid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "condensation" in a sentence
  • "Well, you know, there's a fire that releases little tiny pieces of ashes and dust and dirt into the air, and each one of those little individual pieces serves as what we call condensation nuclei -- there's your new term for the day, guys."
  • "And the reason being is that, whenever you have a fire, that produces ash and it puts dust into the atmosphere, so any time there's moisture lingering around, the extra ash is what we call condensation nuclei."
  • "We all want to know if condensation is a problem in subzero temps (just kidding ... sort of)."