1 an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge [syn: capacitor, capacitance, 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: optical condenser]
- A device designed to condense a gas into a liquid, either as part of a still, steam engine, refrigerator or similar machine. Also a piece of laboratory equipment.
- A capacitor
- A lens (or combination of lenses) designed to gather light and focus it onto a specimen or part of a mechanism
- A dental instrument used to pack filling into a cavity in a tooth
Condenser may refer to:
- Condenser (heat transfer), a device or unit used to condense vapor into liquid. More specific articles on some types include:
- Condenser (microscope), a group of lenses mounted below the stage of an optical microscope to concentrate light.
- Capacitor, formerly called a condenser, an electrical device that can store energy.
- Condenser microphone, a device that converts sound waves into an electrical signal.
- Steam locomotive condensing apparatus, a condenser fitted to steam locomotives for use in tunnels and to increase range.
- Synchronous condenser, a rotating machine similar to a motor, used to control AC power flow in electric power transmission.
condenser in Danish: Kondensator
condenser in German: Kondensator
condenser in Spanish: Condensador
condenser in Basque: Kondentsadore
condenser in French: Condensateur
condenser in Croatian: Kondenzator
condenser in Macedonian: Кондензатор
condenser in Dutch: Condensor
condenser in Portuguese: Condensador
condenser in Russian: Конденсатор