Definition of “condensation” - English Dictionary

“condensation” in British English

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condensationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɒn.denˈseɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkɑːn-/

the drops of water that appear on cold windows or other surfaces, as a result of hot air or steam becoming cool:

We get a lot of condensation on the walls in the winter.

the act or process of changing from a gas to a liquid or solid state

(Definition of “condensation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“condensation” in American English

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condensationnoun [ U ]

us /ˌkɑn·dənˈseɪ·ʃən, -den-/

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.

(Definition of “condensation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)