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Definition of "condenser" [con•dens•er]

  • One that condenses, especially an apparatus used to condense vapor. (noun)
  • See capacitor. (noun)
  • A mirror, lens, or combination of lenses used to gather light and direct it upon an object or through a projection lens. (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 "condenser" in a sentence
  • "A steam condenser is also needed and what has not been mentioned is the cost associated with the type of coolant used for the steam condenser."
  • "Carnot points out that, in order for work to be done, we must have a source and a condenser, that is, two bodies at different temperatures, a hot body and a cold one."
  • "The gas evolved passes through the pipe _O_ into the condenser, which is packed with coke, through which the gas goes to the pipe _E_ and so to the washer _P_ through the water, in which it bubbles and issues by the pipe _G_ into the gasholder."