What's the difference between
Enter two words to compare and contrast their definitions, origins, and synonyms to better understand how those words are related.

Cram vs Condense - What's the difference?

cram | condense | Related terms |

Cram is a related term of condense.

As verbs the difference between cram and condense

is that cram is to ; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people while condense is .

As a noun cram

is the act of cramming.

As an adjective condense is





(en noun)
  • The act of cramming.
  • Information hastily memorized; as, a cram from an examination.
  • A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed.
  • Verb

  • To ; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people.
  • To fill with food to ; to stuff.
  • To put through an extensive course of memorizing or study, as in preparation for an examination; as, a pupil is crammed by his tutor.
  • .
  • To , and to satiety; to stuff.
  • To make crude or study.
  • Derived terms

    * cram school


    * *



    Alternative forms

    * condence


  • To decrease size or volume by concentration toward the essence.
  • An abridged dictionary can be further condensed to pocket size.
    Boiling off water condenses a thin sauce into a soupier mixture.
  • To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate.
  • * Milton
  • In what shape they choose, / Dilated or condensed , bright or obscure.
  • * Motley
  • The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation.
  • (chemistry) To transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state via condensation.
  • Synonyms

    * (to decrease size or volume) minify


    * extend * magnify


    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Condensed; compact; dense.
  • The huge condense bodies of planets. — Bentley.