compression

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noun com·pres·sion \kəm-ˈpre-shən\

Definition of compression

  1. 1 a :  the act, process, or result of compressing b :  the state of being compressed

  2. 2 :  the process of compressing the fuel mixture in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine (as in an automobile)

  3. 3 :  the compressed remains of a fossil plant

  4. 4 :  conversion (as of data, a data file, or a communications signal) in order to reduce the space occupied or bandwidth required

compressional

play \-ˈpresh-nəl, -ˈpre-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of compression in a sentence

  1. <the compression of a long, complicated story into a two-hour movie is never easy>

15th Century

First Known Use of compression

15th century


COMPRESSION Defined for Kids

compression

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noun com·pres·sion \kəm-ˈpre-shən\

Definition of compression for Students

  1. :  the act, process, or result of pressing something together


Medical Dictionary

compression

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noun com·pres·sion \kəm-ˈpresh-ən\

Medical Definition of compression

  1. :  the act, process, or result of compressing especially when involving a compressing force on a bodily part <compression of an artery by forceps> <compression of the brain by the bones of a depressed fracture>



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