Definition of compact
- a compact woolen
- compact bone
- a compact statement
- a compact camera
- a compact formation of troops
- He had a small, compact body that looked full of life.
- —D. H. Lawrence
The drill has a compact design.
the apartment's compact floor plan
The cabin was compact but perfectly adequate.
He is compact and muscular.
He has a compact body.
The snow had compacted into a hard icy layer.
the media giant decided to compact all of its far-flung operations onto a single site
: smaller than other things of the same kind
: using little space and having parts that are close together
: closely or firmly packed or joined together
: to press (something) so that it is harder and fills less space
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