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condenser

 [kon-den´ser]
1. a vessel or apparatus for condensing gases or vapors.
2. a device for illuminating microscopic objects.
4. a dental tool used to pack filling material in a cavity.

con·dens·er

(kon-den'ser),
1. An apparatus for cooling a gas to a liquid, or a liquid to a solid.
2. dentistry a manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a cavity of a tooth; variation in sizes and shapes allows conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
3. The simple or compound lens on a microscope that is used to supply the illumination necessary for visibility of the specimen under observation.
4. Synonym(s): capacitor

con·dens·er

(kŏn-den'sĕr)
1. An apparatus for cooling a gas to a liquid or a liquid to a solid.
2. dentistry A manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a prepared tooth cavity; variation in size and shape permit conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
3. The simple or compound lens on a microscope that is used to supply sufficient illumination necessary to view the specimen under observation.
4. Synonym(s): capacitor.

condenser

1. A device in which gas is cooled to a liquid.
2. An optical device that concentrates light on an object to be examined by microscopy.
3. A dental instrument for compressing filling material into a prepared tooth cavity.

condenser 

An optical system with a large aperture and small focal length used in microscopes and projectors in order to concentrate as much light as possible onto an object. Syn. condensing lens.

con·dens·er

(kŏn-den'sĕr)
In dentistry, a manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a cavity of a tooth; variation in sizes and shapes allows conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
Synonym(s): endodontic plugger, root canal plugger (2) .
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To operate the camera, users must become facile with maneuvering both the camera and condensing lens so that both are in correct alignment with the patient's pupil.
The last chapter on Evaristo's The Emperor's Babe takes the "engaging narrator/voice" as the condensing lens of analysis, and traces the protagonist's quest for a "true voice" in order to problematize the subaltern burden of not being able to speak in Spivak's terms.
To direct the light, on the inner rear side of the lantern body a small concave mirror reflected as much light as possible out a front condensing lens. (4) A horizontal slide guide, mounted on the outside of the lantern body, enabled the lantern slides to be quickly and smoothly introduced into the light stream and likewise changed.