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Definition: Surface condenser
1. One who, or that which, condenses.
(a) An instrument for condensing air or other elastic
fluids, consisting of a cylinder having a movable
piston to force the air into a receiver, and a valve
to prevent its escape.
(b) An instrument for concentrating electricity by the
effect of induction between conducting plates
separated by a nonconducting plate.
(c) A lens or mirror, usually of short focal distance,
used to concentrate light upon an object.
3. (Chem.) An apparatus for receiving and condensing the
volatile products of distillation to a liquid or solid
form, by cooling.
4. (Steam Engine) An apparatus, separate from the cylinder,
in which the exhaust steam is condensed by the action of
cold water or air. See Illust. of Steam engine
(Optics), an achromatic lens used as a
, or Bull's-eye
(Optics), a lens of
short focal distance used for concentrating rays of light.
, a vessel in which steam is condensed
by the direct contact of water.
, an apparatus for condensing steam,
especially the exhaust of a steam engine, by bringing it
into contact with metallic surface cooled by water or air.
, 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.