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condensation

 [kon″den-sa´shun]
1. the act of rendering or process of becoming more compact; compression.
2. the packing of dental filling material into a prepared tooth cavity.
3. a mental process in which one symbol stands for a number of components and contains all the emotions associated with them.
4. conversion from the gaseous state to the liquid or solid state; gas liquefaction.

con·den·sa·tion

(kon'den-sā'shŭn),
1. Making denser or more solid.
2. The change of a gas to a liquid, or of a liquid to a solid.
3. In psychoanalysis, an unconscious mental process in which one symbol stands for a number of others.
4. In dentistry, the process of packing a filling material into a cavity, using such force and direction that no voids result.
5. A chemical reaction in which two or more molecular entities combine, with the concomitant release of a molecule of water, ammonia, alcohol, or some other simple entity.
[L. con-denso, pp. -atus, to make thick, condense]

condensation

(kŏn′dĕn-sā′shən, -dən-)
n.
1. The act of condensing.
2. The state of being condensed.
3. An abridgment or shortening of something, especially of a written work or speech.
4. Physics
a. The process by which a gas or vapor changes to a liquid.
b. The liquid so formed.
5. Chemistry A chemical reaction in which water or another simple substance is released by the combination of two or more molecules.
6. Psychology The process by which a single symbol or word is associated with the emotional content of several, not necessarily related, ideas, feelings, memories, or impulses, especially as expressed in dreams.

con′den·sa′tion·al adj.

con·den·sa·tion

(kon'dĕn-sā'shŭn)
1. Making more solid or dense.
2. The change of a gas to a liquid, or of a liquid to a solid.
3. psychoanalysis An unconscious mental process in which one symbol stands for a number of others.
4. dentistry The process of packing a filling material into a cavity, using such force and direction that no voids result.
[L. con-denso, pp. -atus, to make thick, condense]

con·den·sa·tion

(kon'dĕn-sā'shŭn)
In dentistry, the process of packing a filling material into a cavity, using such force and direction that no voids result.
[L. con-denso, pp. -atus, to make thick, condense]
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Reducing the number of cells participating in condensation process leads to the activation of an intrinsic differentiation program.
To control the surface condensation with above-mentioned strategies, the surface condensation risk needs to be predicted in advance in relation to heat and moisture transfer in building construction.
However, the property was experiencing condensation build up and we applied an anti-mould solution to the affected areas.
Caused when water-laden air comes into contact with cold surfaces - such as windows and cold walls - the presence of condensation can point to problems in a property's ability to expel excess moisture within the home.
Sweeping effects can enhance dropwise condensation by accelerating droplet removal (Figure 1c), thus allowing the bare surface to re-nucleate with smaller droplets which have a lower thermal resistance (Tanasawa et al., 1978; Yamali and Merte Jr., 2002; Grooten and van der Geld, 2011).
From the theoretical investigation on the inconsistency of the condensation coefficient [7, 25-30], it was suggested that the presence of a very thin layer above the surface of the condensed phase, known as the Knudsen layer, resulted from evaporation of the condensed phase.
A major source of condensation is the sanitation cycle in facilities such as meat processing plants.
The jar with red, warm water formed more condensation. Explanations may vary, but should touch on warmer air holding more water.
When the groups instrumented with hand files and obturated with lateral condensation (G1) or Thermafil technique (G2) were compared with each other by using Student's t-test, G2 showed significantly higher PGFAs than G1 at all segments (p<0.01).
Continuing our work on sonocatalysis organic transformations [10-12], we report here an efficient synthesis of arylmethylenemalonitrile through Knoevenagel condensation between malononitrile and various aromatic aldehydes catalyzed by melamine through ultrasound irradiation method.
CTT Systems AB is a provider of aerospace products for active humidity control inside the aircraft cabin for increasing humidity, as well as in the aircraft structures for preventing condensation.
This so-called condensation drying can be used for process optimisation wherever retained water needs to be removed.