condensation

   Water that turns from vapor in the air to liquid on the surface of objects when the air becomes saturated with water vapor because of cooling or the adition of more moisture. Climate control during exhibition, storage, and shipping can prevent such condensation from damaging artworks. Also see art conservation and silica gel.

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  • condensation — [ kɔ̃dɑ̃sasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1361; lat. imp. condensatio 1 ♦ Passage d un corps de la phase gazeuse à une des phases condensées, liquide ou solide; action de condenser. Point de condensation (cf. Point de rosée). ⇒ saturation. Condensation de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Condensation — Con den*sa tion, n. [L. condensatio: cf. F. condensation.] 1. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed. [1913 Webster] He [Goldsmith] was a great and perhaps an unequaled master of the arts of selection …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • condensation — CONDENSATION. s. f. Terme de Physique, qui se dit par opposition à Raréfaction, et qui signifie L action par laquelle un corps est ren du plus dense, plus compacte, plus serré. La condensation de l air …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • condensation — [n1] abridgment abstract, boildown*, breviary, brief, compendium, compression, concentration, consolidation, conspectus, contraction, curtailment, digest, epitome, essence, précis, reduction, summary, synopsis; concepts 283,730 Ant. unabridgment… …   New thesaurus

  • condensation — Condensation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle un corps est condensé. Il se dit aussi de l effet de la condensation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • condensation — [kän΄dən sā′shən] n. [LL condensatio] 1. the act of condensing, as the reduction of a gas to a liquid or the abridgment of a piece of writing 2. the product of such an act [to read a condensation of a novel] 3. the condition of being condensed …   English World dictionary

  • condensation — index abstract, adhesion (affixing), brief, capsule, centralization, compendium, congealment, curtailment …   Law dictionary

  • condensation — c.1600, action of becoming more dense, from L. condensationem (nom. condensatio), noun of action from condensare (see CONDENSE (Cf. condense)). Meaning conversion of a gas to a liquid is from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • condensation — ► NOUN 1) water from humid air collecting as droplets on a cold surface. 2) the conversion of a vapour or gas to a liquid. 3) a concise version of something …   English terms dictionary

  • Condensation — For other uses, see Condensation (disambiguation). Water vapour condenses into a liquid after making contact with the surface of a cold bottle …   Wikipedia

  • Condensation — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Condensation (homonymie). En thermodynamique, la condensation désigne le passage d un corps pur de l état gazeux directement à l état solide, sans passer par l état liquide[1]. Pour la terminologie des… …   Wikipédia en Français


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