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CONDENSER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does condenser mean? 

CONDENSER (noun)
  The noun CONDENSER has 4 senses:

1. an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
2. an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid
3. a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat
4. lens used to concentrate light on an object

  Familiarity information: CONDENSER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONDENSER (noun)


Sense 1condenser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

capacitor; condenser; electrical condenser; capacitance

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

electrical device (a device that produces or is powered by electricity)

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

bypass capacitor; bypass condenser (a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies)

trimmer; trimming capacitor (capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments)

Leiden jar; Leyden jar (an electrostatic capacitor of historical interest)

electrolytic; electrolytic capacitor; electrolytic condenser (a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte)

Holonyms ("condenser" is a part of...):

distributer; distributor; electrical distributor (electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence)

circuit; electric circuit; electrical circuit (an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow)


Sense 2condenser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An apparatus that converts vapor into liquid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

apparatus; setup (equipment designed to serve a specific function)

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

Liebig condenser (a condenser: during distillation the vapor passes through a tube that is cooled by water)

reflux condenser (condenser such that vapor over a boiling liquid is condensed and flows back into the vessel to prevent its contents from boiling dry)

Holonyms ("condenser" is a part of...):

still (an apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed)


Sense 3condenser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

coil (tubing that is wound in a spiral)


Sense 4condenser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lens used to concentrate light on an object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

optical condenser; condenser

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

lens; lens system; lense (a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images)

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

Abbe condenser (a condenser having 2 or 3 lenses with wide aperture for use in microscopes)


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