What does condenser mean?

Definitions for condenser
kənˈdɛn sərcon·denser

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condensernoun

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

  2. condensernoun

    an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid

  3. condensernoun

    a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat

  4. condenser, optical condensernoun

    lens used to concentrate light on an object


  1. condensernoun

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

  2. condensernoun

    A capacitor.

  3. condensernoun

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

  4. condensernoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condensernoun

    one who, or that which, condenses

  2. Condensernoun

    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. Condensernoun

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

  4. Condensernoun

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

  5. Condensernoun

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

  6. Condensernoun

    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


  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.)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. condenser

    The chamber of a marine engine, where the steam, after having performed its duty, is instantly reduced to water. Sailing ships frequently carry condensers, for the purpose of making fresh from salt water.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condenser in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condenser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • хла́дник, газоохлади́телBulgarian
  • lauhdutin, kokoojalinssi, tiivistinFinnish
  • condenseurFrench
  • कंडेनसरHindi
  • 復水器Japanese
  • tó bee siil naʼniilkʼáásNavajo, Navaho
  • конде́нсор, конденса́тор, холоди́льник, газоохлади́тельRussian
  • kondansatörTurkish

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    • A. bibulous
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