Definitions for condenserkənˈdɛn sər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•dens•erkənˈdɛn sər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that condenses.

  2. an apparatus for condensing, esp. for reducing gases or vapors to liquid or solid form.

  3. a lens or combination of lenses that gathers and concentrates light in a specified direction, often used to direct light onto the projection lens in a projector.

    Category: Optics

  4. Category: Electricity and Magnetism

    Ref: capacitor .

Origin of condenser:

1680–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condenser(noun)

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

  2. condenser(noun)

    an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid

  3. condenser(noun)

    a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat

  4. condenser, optical condenser(noun)

    lens used to concentrate light on an object

Wiktionary

  1. condenser(Noun)

    A device designed to condense a gas into a liquid, either as part of a still, steam engine, refrigerator or similar machine.

  2. condenser(Noun)

    A capacitor.

  3. condenser(Noun)

    A lens (or combination of lenses) designed to gather light and focus it onto a specimen or part of a mechanism.

  4. condenser(Noun)

    A dental instrument used to pack filling into a cavity in a tooth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condenser(noun)

    one who, or that which, condenses

  2. Condenser(noun)

    an instrument for condensing air or other elastic fluids, consisting of a cylinder having a movable piston to force the air into a receiver, and a valve to prevent its escape

  3. Condenser(noun)

    an instrument for concentrating electricity by the effect of induction between conducting plates separated by a nonconducting plate

  4. Condenser(noun)

    a lens or mirror, usually of short focal distance, used to concentrate light upon an object

  5. Condenser(noun)

    an apparatus for receiving and condensing the volatile products of distillation to a liquid or solid form, by cooling

  6. Condenser(noun)

    an apparatus, separate from the cylinder, in which the exhaust steam is condensed by the action of cold water or air. See Illust. of Steam engine

Freebase

  1. Condenser

    A condenser is a piece of laboratory glassware used to cool hot vapors or liquids. A condenser usually consists of a large glass tube containing a smaller glass tube running its entire length, within which the hot fluids pass. The ends of the inner glass tube are usually fitted with ground glass joints which are easily fitted with other glassware. During reflux, the upper end is usually left open to the atmosphere or vented through a bubbler or a drying tube to prevent the ingress of water or oxygen. The outer glass tube usually has two hose connections, and a coolant is passed through it. For maximum efficiency, and to maintain a smooth and correctly directed thermal gradient so as to minimise the risk of thermal shock to adjacent glassware, the coolant usually enters through the lower fitting, and exits through the higher fitting. Maintaining a correct thermal gradient is the critical factor. Multiple condensers may be connected in series. Normally a high flow rate is not necessary to maintain a cooling surface.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Condenser

    An appliance for storing up electrostatic charges: it is also called a static accumulator. The telegraphic condenser consists of a box packed full of sheets of tinfoil. Between every two sheets is a sheet of paraffined paper, or of mica. The alternate sheets of tinfoil are connected together, and each set has its own binding post. (See Accumulator, Electrostatic.)


Translations for condenser

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

condense(verb)

to make smaller

They have produced a condensed version of the book for children.

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