com·​press·​ible | \ kəm-ˈpre-sə-bəl How to pronounce compressible (audio) \

Definition of compressible

: capable of being compressed

Examples of compressible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gzip may be a win for all-text (or otherwise extremely compressible) use-cases, but frequently results in CPU bottlenecks otherwise—use with caution, particularly at higher levels. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "ZFS 101—Understanding ZFS storage and performance," 8 May 2020 Other features include compressible sleeves for bow hunting and a 3-point adjustable hood. Outdoor Life, "With these rain jackets, bad weather won’t keep you inside," 9 Apr. 2020 This compressible sleeping bag Designed for handling the coldest of temperatures, the The North Face Inferno -20 SleepingBag is 25 percent off. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "REI is having a massive sale on Patagonia and The North Face clothing and gear," 27 Mar. 2020 This light and compressible camping pillow is filled with foam left over from Therm-a-Rest’s sleeping pad manufacturing. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Top 10 Travel Pillows for the Best Sleep On-the-Go," 22 Oct. 2019 Researchers at TU Delft University in the Netherlands have created a new compressible material using artificial intelligence. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "AI Helps Scientists Design a New Compressible Material," 25 Oct. 2019 Layers of sweaters, compressible puffy vests and jackets with a couple of accent beanies and neck gear can offer more variety. New York Times, "How to Make Your Travel Clothes Pop on Instagram," 29 Oct. 2019 And Shanghai has experienced more than two meters of subsidence due to groundwater pumping and construction on compressible sediments—just like Jakarta. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Jakarta has sunk by up to 4 meters, forcing Indonesia to build a new capital," 27 Aug. 2019 River sediments deposited at the coast in places like this are naturally somewhat compressible. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Jakarta has sunk by up to 4 meters, forcing Indonesia to build a new capital," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of compressible

circa 1691, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2020

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“Compressible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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