• Evans's Non-Condensing Engine
    Evans's Non-Condensing Engine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v condense make more concise "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
    • v condense undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops "water condenses","The acid distills at a specific temperature"
    • v condense compress or concentrate "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
    • v condense develop due to condensation "All our planets condensed out of the same material"
    • v condense become more compact or concentrated "Her feelings condensed"
    • v condense cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid "The cold air condensed the steam"
    • v condense remove water from "condense the milk"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Optical System without Condenser Optical System without Condenser
Action of Condenser Action of Condenser
Forms of Condensers Forms of Condensers

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate Timeline:1824: John Cadbury, an English Quaker, begins roasting and grinding chocolate beans to sell in his tea and coffee shop. In 1842 Cadbury's Chocolate Company in England creates the first chocolate bar. 1875: A Swiss chocolate maker, Daniel Peter, mixes Henri Nestle's condensed milk with chocolate and the two men found a company to manufacture the first milk chocolate. 1894: Milton Hershey adds a line of chocolate to his caramel manufacturing business. Soon he invents the Hershey Bar by experimenting with milk chocolate. Hershey's Cocoa appears next. 1896: Leonard Hershfield invents the Tootsie Roll, named after his daughter. 1897: Brownies are first mentioned in print, listed for sale in the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue. 1940: The Mars company invents M&M's for soldiers going to World War II.
    • a Condense Condensed; compact; dense. "The huge condense bodies of planets."
    • Condense To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form. "Nitrous acid is gaseous at ordinary temperatures, but condenses into a very volatile liquid at the zero of Fahrenheit."
    • Condense (Chem) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products.
    • Condense To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize. "In what shape they choose,
      Dilated or condensed , bright or obscure."
      "The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation."
    • Condense (Chem. & Physics) To reduce into another and denser form, as by cold or pressure; as, to condense gas into a liquid form, or steam into water.
    • Condense (Chem) To undergo polymerization.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The condensed water vapor in the sky left behind by jets is called a contrail.
    • condense To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or compass of; bring into closer union of parts; consolidate; compress: used both literally and figuratively.
    • condense In chem. and physical, to reduce to another and denser form, as a gas or vapor to the condition of a liquid or of a solid, as by pressure or abstraction of heat.
    • condense Synonyms To concentrate, contract, crowd together, inspissate; to abridge, shorten, reduce, epitomize, abbreviate; to solidify.
    • condense To become denser or more compact, as the particles of a body; become liquid or solid, as a gas or vapor.
    • condense Close in texture or composition; compact; dense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name of the point at which condensation begin is called the dew point.
    • v.t Condense kon-dens′ to compress or reduce by pressure into smaller compass: to reduce to a denser form, as vapour to liquid
    • v.i Condense to become dense: to harden:—pr.p. condens′āting; pa.p. condens′āted
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  • Robert Southey
    “If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.”
  • James Mackintosh
    James Mackintosh
    “Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.”
  • Robert Southey
    “It is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. condensare,; con-, + densare, to make thick or dense, densus, thick, dense: cf. F. condenser,. See Dense, and cf. Condensate


In literature:

C., and is fully saturated with moisture, so that practically no condensation of water takes place in the scrubber.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889" by Various
By the elimination of all cylinder condensation present in saturated steam locomotives and the increase in volume of a given weight of steam.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
The plot, however, gains rather than loses in this condensed form.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
He went to sleep, while Calhoun continued the examination of highly condensed information.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
You discover at once a likeness between them and the condensed steam of a locomotive.
"The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book" by Various
Is there anything wrong, or is a condenser different from an induction coil?
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
But a hundred similar sayings, condensing in a line the wisdom of ages, could never have kept him quiet when an attack was made upon himself.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
Condensed milk makes marvelous cocoa.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I now unpacked the condensing apparatus and got it ready for immediate use.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
Can you tone that condensed lightning bolt down to a workable level?
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell

In poetry:

Professor Dewar
Is a better man than you are.
None of you asses
Can condense gases
"Clerihew – Dewar" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Place me where no soft summer gale
Among the quivering branches sighs;
Where clouds condensed for ever veil
With horrid gloom the frowning skies;
"Horace: Book 1, Ode 22" by Samuel Johnson
``Tu—whit! Tu—whoo!'' the bird discoursed,
``Tu—whoo! Tu—whit!'' repeated:
Showing how matter was, when forced
Through space, condensed and heated;
"The Owl And The Lark" by Alfred Austin
"You boil it in sawdust: you salt it in glue:
You condense it with locusts and tape:
Still keeping one principal object in view—
To preserve its symmetrical shape."
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"For instance, take a Haunted Tower,
With skull, cross-bones, and sheet;
Blue lights to burn (say) two an hour,
Condensing lens of extra power,
And set of chains complete:
"Phantasmagoria Canto IV ( Hys Nouryture )" by Lewis Carroll
"Or what is wit?" a meteor bright and rare,
What comes and goes we know not whence, or where;
A brilliant nothing out of something wrought,
A mental vacuum by condensing thought.
"Eccentricity" by Washington Allston

In news:

Zinsser condensed books for Reader's Digest series.
What is the difference between evaporated and condensed milk.
The unit is suitable for replacing direct condensers and indirect shell-and-tube condensers .
The AlfaCond is designed for vacuum condensation with one large vapor inlet and two small condensate outlets and medium-sized cooling water connections.
AKG redesigned its C 3000 condenser microphone , adding the company?s new corporate design.
Sennheiser's MK4 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Hits Sweet Spot with Nashville-Based Producer Rogers Masson.
Nashville, TN – May 16, 2011: Audio manufacturer Sennheiser launched its first side address, large diaphragm condenser microphone during the NAMM show last January.
) that will realign the federal judicial boundaries for the Northern District of Mississippi, condensing the existing four divisions into three.
Celseon increases customer even further by covering the same capacity range (as conventional AE condensing units) with fewer models, less complexity, and more flexibility.
Raypak introduces its all new XFyre Modulating, Condensing Boiler, sizes 300 to 850 mbtu.
Despite Trada stipulating in court to the easement 's validity and agreeing the Vogts could maintain it, John Vogt was arrested in 2008 while clearing it of apartment sidewalks and air conditioning condensers.
The film reflects a kind of modesty: Its purpose is not to deliver a staggering statement, but to offer the viewer an in-depth and condensed insight into a lived experience.
Fiber-bed technology allows oil mist to condense, form micro-droplets.
The ultimate studio condenser vocal microphone, the AT5040 represents a milestone in design, build quality, and the depth, presence and purity of its sound quality.

In science:

Condenser InletBolt HolesEvaporator OutletEvaporatorEnclosureCondenser Tubes (5) Figure 4: Sketch of the “parallel plate” heat exchanger as deployed in early runs of LUX 0.1. A copper membrane separates the evaporator from the condenser.
The LUX Prototype Detector: Heat Exchanger Development
This does not necessarily mean that xenon is not condensing in the condenser: we would not expect the level sensor to detect liquid condensing on the walls of the condenser tubes and trickling down.
The LUX Prototype Detector: Heat Exchanger Development
However this does mean that we cannot be certain that there is no un-condensed xenon gas escaping from the condenser.
The LUX Prototype Detector: Heat Exchanger Development
The quark-gluon plasma is one form of the “condensed matter ” of QCD and in any rigorous investigation of condensed matter of any type, it is critical to make measurements as one pushes the system closer to and further from a phase transition and with probes at different length scales.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
Here we focus on the fact that the interesting regime of possible QMC condensation could not be reached with the above random matrix ensemble because of the following constraint: The QMC condensation regime requires Eav to be sufficiently close to the the ground state energy.
Quantum quenches with random matrix Hamiltonians and disordered potentials