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con·dens·er

 (kən-dĕn′sər)
n.
1. One that condenses, especially an apparatus used to condense vapor.
2. See capacitor.
3. A mirror, lens, or combination of lenses used to gather light and direct it upon an object or through a projection lens.

condenser

(kənˈdɛnsə)
n
1. (Chemistry)
a. an apparatus for reducing gases to their liquid or solid form by the abstraction of heat
b. a device for abstracting heat, as in a refrigeration unit
2. (General Physics) a lens that concentrates light into a small area
3. (Electronics) another term for capacitor
4. a person or device that condenses

con•dens•er

(kənˈdɛn sər)

n.
1. a person or thing that condenses.
2. an apparatus for condensing, esp. for reducing gases or vapors to liquid or solid form.
3. a lens or combination of lenses that gathers and concentrates light in a specified direction, often used to direct light onto the projection lens in a projector.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.condenser - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric chargecondenser - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
bypass capacitor, bypass condenser - a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
electrical distributor, distributer, distributor - electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
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
trimming capacitor, trimmer - capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
2.condenser - an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
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
still - an apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed
3.condenser - a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat
coil - tubing that is wound in a spiral
4.condenser - lens used to concentrate light on an object
Abbe condenser - a condenser having 2 or 3 lenses with wide aperture for use in microscopes
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
Translations

condenser

[kənˈdensəʳ] Ncondensador m

condenser

[kənˈdɛnsər] n
(for gases)condenseur m
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS) (= capacitor) → condensateur m

condenser

n (Elec, Phys) → Kondensator m; (Opt) → Kondensor m, → Sammellinse f

condenser

[kənˈdɛnsəʳ] ncondensatore m
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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.
Japan) through an indirect delivery system (Keeler Ophthalmic instruments, UK) and a wide-field aspheric handheld condensing lens (MaxField 28D, Ocular Instruments Inc.