Definitions of condenser
  1. noun
    an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid
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    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
  2. noun
    a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat
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    type of:
    tubing that is wound in a spiral
  3. noun
    lens used to concentrate light on an object
    synonyms: optical condenser
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    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
  4. noun
    an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
    synonyms: capacitance, capacitor, electrical condenser
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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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