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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.
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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]
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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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They are then released through subsequent hydrolysis and condensation reactions.
These results confirm that annealing of the nanocomposite membranes causes them to become denser due to the dehydration and condensation reactions. Also, regarding the PVA membrane, hydroxyl groups of the PVA chains go through dehydration reaction and more compact polymer chains are formed in the membrane matrix [17].
The condensation reactions associated with syneresis may continue at a greatly reduced rate in Region IV, generating volatile products and a small mass loss.
This is due to that the silanol groups in the regions with higher silicic acid (TEOS sol) concentration have higher opportunity to undergo condensation reaction, as indicated by the highest [Q.sup.4]/[Q.sup.3] value for neat Si[O.sub.2] compound.
ThIs thermally driven aging, with ensuing condensation reactions and expulsion of water and alcohol molecules, is more dramatic than that for corresponding samples exposed to ambient air, as is quite reasonable.
i) an increase of rotation rate results in a decrease of the mean residence time and, consequently, to less condensation reaction and less degradation reaction.
Hence, there is no C-C bond that needs to be broken down during condensation reaction. Based on the above facts, the condensation reaction of pyridine to quaternary nitrogen is likely to occur under the present conditions of pyrolysis at a temperature of 600 [degrees]C.
The hydrolysis and condensation reactions can be accelerated by acids, bases, and organometallics.
This result may give some indication of condensation reactions of different wood components and improvement the colour stability of larch wood samples in the first 530 hours of the weathering test.
Some atoms, like He for instance, may well participate in condensation reactions [27], but given their nobel gas electronic configurations, might be difficult to polarize and might remain uncoordinated during emission.
Combining these two sets of data signals allows for differentiation between phase transformations and decomposition behaviors; distinguishing addition from condensation reactions; recognition of pyrolysis; oxidation and combustion reactions; among other sample behaviors.
The core is produced by controlled hydrolysis of a silane with functional groups and the branches developed by amine condensation reactions. The resulting products are useful as antioxidants, UV absorbers, radical scavengers, or crosslinking agents.