AskDefine | Define condenser

Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. 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.
  2. A capacitor
  3. A lens (or combination of lenses) designed to gather light and focus it onto a specimen or part of a mechanism
  4. A dental instrument used to pack filling into a cavity in a tooth

Extensive Definition

Condenser may refer to:
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
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