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NOUN (4)

1. an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge;
[syn: capacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condenser]

2. an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid;

3. a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat;

4. lens used to concentrate light on an object;
[syn: condenser, optical condenser]

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2 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Condenser \Con*dens"er\, n. 1. One who, or that which, condenses. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. (Chem.) An apparatus for receiving and condensing the volatile products of distillation to a liquid or solid form, by cooling. [1913 Webster] 4. (Steam Engine) An apparatus, separate from the cylinder, in which the exhaust steam is condensed by the action of cold water or air. See Illust. of Steam engine. [1913 Webster] Achromatic condenser (Optics), an achromatic lens used as a condenser. Bull's-eye condenser, or Bull's-eye (Optics), a lens of short focal distance used for concentrating rays of light. Injection condenser, a vessel in which steam is condensed by the direct contact of water. Surface condenser, an apparatus for condensing steam, especially the exhaust of a steam engine, by bringing it into contact with metallic surface cooled by water or air. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

condenser n 1: an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge [syn: capacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condenser] 2: an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid 3: a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat 4: lens used to concentrate light on an object [syn: condenser, optical condenser]