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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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Kulmala, "Vertical aerosol particle fluxes measured by eddy covariance technique using condensational particle counter," Journal of Aerosol Science, vol.
From the standpoint of classic nucleation theory, the photochemical production of UFPs in highly polluted areas such as Los Angeles is a somewhat surprising finding, considering that the preexisting high surface area of the urban aerosol would act as a condensational sink for precursors that would be responsible for the formation of UFPs.
By performing a nonlinear parametric regression on the entire benchmarking dataset, we found that [[tau].sub.mix] is inversely related to the combination of two independent variables characteristic of the local environment: the condensational growth rate and the total particle number concentration.
The condensing gases include relatively hygroscopic species, such as carboxylic acids, alcohols, hydroperoxides, or sulfuric acid, resulting in particles of higher intrinsic CCN activity when condensational growth occurs.