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

Examples by Wordnik

  1. A steam condenser is also needed and what has not been mentioned is the cost associated with the type of coolant used for the steam condenser. - “Hyperion Nuclear Power Generator” « PurpleSlog – Awesomeness & Modesty Meets Sexy
  2. Carnot points out that, in order for work to be done, we must have a source and a condenser, that is, two bodies at different temperatures, a hot body and a cold one. - Aether and Gravitation
  3. The gas evolved passes through the pipe O into the condenser, which is packed with coke, through which the gas goes to the pipe E and so to the washer P through the water, in which it bubbles and issues by the pipe G into the gasholder. - Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use
  4. The still is of tinned copper, two gallon capacity, and the condenser is the usual worm surrounded with cold water. - Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888
  5. The heat rejected in the condenser is the heat of vaporization taken up in the refrigerator, less the amount due to the higher pressure at which the change in physical state occurs, plus the heat acquired in the pump, and less the amount due to the difference between the temperature at which the vapor is liquefied in the condenser and that at which it entered the pump. - Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888


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