Definition of compression
2 : the process of compressing the fuel mixture in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine (as in an automobile)
3 : the compressed remains of a fossil plant
4 : conversion (as of data, a data file, or a communications signal) in order to reduce the space occupied or bandwidth required
Examples of compression in a sentence
<the compression of a long, complicated story into a two-hour movie is never easy>
First Known Use of compression
Rhymes with compression
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COMPRESSION Defined for Kids
Definition of compression for Students
: the act, process, or result of pressing something together
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