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Definition of condensation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] drops of water that form on a cold surface when warm water vapor becomes cool The window was steamed up with condensation.
  2. 2[uncountable] the process of a gas changing to a liquid
  3. 3[countable, usually singular, uncountable] (formal) the process of making a book, etc. shorter by taking out anything that is not necessary The essay should be a readable condensation of the recent scientific literature.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: condensation