condenser

Primary Meanings of condenser

1.
n
an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid
2.
n
lens used to concentrate light on an object
3.
n
an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
Full Definitions of condenser
1

n an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid

Types:
Liebig condenser
a condenser: during distillation the vapor passes through a tube that is cooled by water
reflux condenser
condenser such that vapor over a boiling liquid is condensed and flows back into the vessel to prevent its contents from boiling dry
Type of:
apparatus, setup
equipment designed to serve a specific function

n a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat

Type of:
coil
tubing that is wound in a spiral
2

n lens used to concentrate light on an object

Synonyms:
optical condenser
Types:
Abbe condenser
a condenser having 2 or 3 lenses with wide aperture for use in microscopes
Type of:
lens, lens system, lense
a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
3

n an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

Synonyms:
capacitance, capacitor, electrical condenser
Types:
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bypass capacitor, bypass condenser
a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies
electrolytic, electrolytic capacitor, electrolytic condenser
a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
Leiden jar, Leyden jar
an electrostatic capacitor of historical interest
trimmer, trimming capacitor
capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
Type of:
electrical device
a device that produces or is powered by electricity

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