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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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An experimental apparatus was constructed to study the impacts of vibrations on liquid removal during condensation, as shown in Figure 2.
In order to understand the impacts of vibrations on the condensation process, stationary and vibrating experiments were conducted at each of the following four environmental conditions: 1) 35 [degrees]C (95 [degrees]F) and 60% RH, 2) 35 [degrees]C (95 [degrees]F) and 50% RH, 3) 30 [degrees]C (86 [degrees]F) and 66% RH, and 4) 30 [degrees]C (86 [degrees]F) and 60% RH.
Condensation was affected by ambient temperature, relative humidity, and cooling temperature for both the stationary and vibrating tests.
Droplet sweeping plays a role in condensation when large droplets move down the surface, thereby sweeping other droplets in the swept path and clearing the surface for new droplets to form (Tanasawa et al., 1978; Yamali and Merte Jr., 2002; Grooten and van der Geld, 2011).
It then progresses through the two stages of condensation, direct growth and coalescence.
Dropwise condensation was observed and the droplet life cycle times were recorded.
"Experimental study on condensation heat transfer of steam on vertical titanium plates with different surface energies." Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 35(1): 211-218.