compaction

noun com·pac·tion \ kəm-ˈpak-shən , käm- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of compaction

: the act or process of compacting : the state of being compacted

Examples of compaction in a Sentence

  1. the compaction of a complex topic into a short article means that a lot of niceties are going to get crushed

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First Known Use of compaction

14th century



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