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condensation

noun [U]  /ˌkɑn·dənˈseɪ·ʃən, -den-/ us  
the drops of water that appear on cold surfaces such as windows as a result of hot air or steam becoming cool
chemistry the change of a gas to its liquid or solid form earth science Condensation is also the process by which water vapor in the atmosphere (= air surrounding the earth) cools and changes into liquid water.
Translations of “condensation”
in Korean 응축…
in Arabic تَكثيف…
in Portuguese condensação…
in Catalan condensació…
in Japanese 結露…
in Italian condensazione, condensa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 凝結的水珠, (氣體的)冷凝,凝結…
in Russian конденсация…
in Turkish buğu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 凝结的水珠, (气体的)冷凝,凝结…
in Polish (skroplona) para, wilgoć…
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