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English noun: condensation

1. condensation (cognition) (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams

Broader (hypernym)process, unconscious process

Domain categoryanalysis, depth psychology, psychoanalysis

2. condensation (process) the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state

Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process

3. condensation (phenomenon) atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold


Broader (hypernym)atmospheric phenomenon

Narrower (hyponym)dew, sweat

4. condensation (event) the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

SamplesThe contraction of a gas on cooling.

Synonymscompression, contraction

Broader (hypernym)shrinkage, shrinking

Narrower (hyponym)coarctation, constriction

5. condensation (communication) a shortened version of a written work

Synonymsabridgement, abridgment, capsule

Broader (hypernym)sum-up, summary

6. condensation (act) the act of increasing the density of something


Broader (hypernym)compressing, compression

Narrower (hyponym)inspissation, thickening

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