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CONDENSATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does condensation mean? 

CONDENSATION (noun)
  The noun CONDENSATION has 6 senses:

1. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams
2. the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
3. atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold
4. the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
5. a shortened version of a written work
6. the act of increasing the density of something

  Familiarity information: CONDENSATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONDENSATION (noun)


Sense 1condensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("condensation" is a kind of...):

process; unconscious process (a mental process that you are not directly aware of)

Domain category:

analysis; depth psychology; psychoanalysis (a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud)


Sense 2condensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("condensation" is a kind of...):

action; activity; natural action; natural process (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings))


Sense 3condensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

condensate; condensation

Hypernyms ("condensation" is a kind of...):

atmospheric phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "condensation"):

sweat (condensation of moisture on a cold surface)

dew (water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air)


Sense 4condensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

compression; contraction; condensation

Context example:

the contraction of a gas on cooling

Hypernyms ("condensation" is a kind of...):

shrinkage; shrinking (process or result of becoming less or smaller)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "condensation"):

coarctation; constriction (tight or narrow compression)


Sense 5condensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shortened version of a written work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

abridgement; abridgment; capsule; condensation

Hypernyms ("condensation" is a kind of...):

sum-up; summary (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form)


Sense 6condensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of increasing the density of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

condensing; condensation

Hypernyms ("condensation" is a kind of...):

compressing; compression (applying pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "condensation"):

inspissation; thickening (the act of thickening)


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