com·​press·​ibil·​i·​ty | \ kəm-ˌpre-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce compressibility (audio) \

Definition of compressibility

: capability of compression : the ability of something (such as a fluid) to be reduced in volume or size under pressure When that water expands, it turns into a gas. The gas forms bubbles and those bubbles dilute the compressibility of the brake fluid.Motocross Action Magazine … a month later there was a sweatshirt stuffed into my mail box and I was overcome by its compressibility.— David Mamet

First Known Use of compressibility

1691, in the meaning defined above

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“Compressibility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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