Share this entry

Share this page

condensation trail

Line breaks: con|den|sa¦tion trail

Definition of condensation trail in English:

noun

Another term for vapour trail.
Example sentences
  • Just as an airplane leaves behind a condensation trail, the iron particles leave the newly formed nanotubes lying along their ‘tracks.’
  • But, what about cloning out an airplane condensation trail in a landscape photograph?
  • The circular objects were faintly self-luminous and left no condensation trail in the upper atmosphere.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day raconteur
Pronunciation: ˌrakɒnˈtəː
noun
a person who tells anecdotes skilfully and amusingly…