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Definition: Surface condensation
, n. [L. condensatio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed;
the state of being condensed.
He [Goldsmith] was a great and perhaps an unequaled
master of the arts of selection and condensation.
2. (Physics) The act or process of reducing, by depression of
temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and
denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam
3. (Chem.) A rearrangement or concentration of the different
constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and
definite compound of greater complexity and molecular
weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the
condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into
(Chem.), a substance obtained by the
polymerization of one substance, or by the union of two or
more, with or without separation of some unimportant side
, the system of condensing steam by
contact with cold metallic surfaces, in distinction from
condensation by the injection of cold water.
, n. [F. See Sur-
, and Face
, and cf.
1. The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth;
one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face;
superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth;
the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body.
The bright surface of this ethereous mold. --Milton.
2. Hence, outward or external appearance.
Vain and weak understandings, which penetrate no
deeper than the surface. --V. Knox.
3. (Geom.) A magnitude that has length and breadth without
thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical
4. (Fort.) That part of the side which is terminated by the
flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.
, Heating surface
, etc. See under
, Surface condenser
. See under
, and Condenser
(Mach.), an instrument consisting of a
standard having a flat base and carrying an adjustable
pointer, for gauging the evenness of a surface or its
height, or for marking a line parallel with a surface.
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the great yellow
underwing moth (Triph[oe]na pronuba
). It is often
destructive to the roots of grasses and other plants.
(Mach.), a plate having an accurately dressed
flat surface, used as a standard of flatness by which to
test other surfaces.
, printing from a surface in relief, as
from type, in distinction from plate printing, in which
the ink is contained in engraved lines.