Word of the day: condensation
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Synonyms: Find Similar Words & Examples
Two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous.
The English language is replete with synonyms in large part because England was invaded by so many different language speakers. Romans, Vikings, and William the Conqueror all played a role to meld a simplified Germanic language with borrowed words from French, Latin and many others. In fact, loanwords are estimated to come from 350 different languages.
noun. ['ˌkɑːndənˈseɪʃən'] (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams.
noun. ['ˌkɑːndənˈseɪʃən'] a shortened version of a written work.
noun. ['ˌkɑːndənˈseɪʃən'] the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together.
noun. ['ˌkɑːndənˈseɪʃən'] atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold.
noun. ['ˌkɑːndənˈseɪʃən'] the act of increasing the density of something.
noun. ['ˌkɑːndənˈseɪʃən'] the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state.
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