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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condenser  \Con*dens"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  condenses. 
 
  2.  (Physic) 
  a  An  instrument  for  condensing  air  or  other  elastic 
  fluids,  consisting  of  a  cylinder  having  a  movable 
  piston  to  force  the  air  into  a  receiver,  and  a  valve 
  to  prevent  its  escape. 
  b  An  instrument  for  concentrating  electricity  by  the 
  effect  of  induction  between  conducting  plates 
  separated  by  a  nonconducting  plate. 
  c  A  lens  or  mirror,  usually  of  short  focal  distance, 
  used  to  concentrate  light  upon  an  object. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  condenser 
  n  1:  an  electrical  device  characterized  by  its  capacitance  [syn: 
  {capacitor},  {electrical  condenser}] 
  2:  an  apparatus  that  converts  vapor  into  liquid 
  3:  a  hollow  coil  that  condenses  by  abstracting  heat 
  4:  used  to  concentrate  light  on  an  object  [syn:  {optical 
  condenser}] 




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