ul·​tra·​com·​pact ˌəl-trə-kəm-ˈpakt How to pronounce ultracompact (audio)
: occupying an extremely small volume : very compact
ultracompact vehicles
an ultracompact computer

Examples of ultracompact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In order to mimic a black hole, an ultracompact object ought to have a light ring of its own, says Vitor Cardoso, a theoretical astrophysicist at the Niels Bohr Institute. Byadrian Cho, science.org, 4 Jan. 2023 The team adopted an extended wheelbase, an ultracompact engine configuration, and a passenger compartment that resembles a capsule, all in the service of controlling airflow for cooling the engine and brakes, increasing downforce, and minimizing drag. Eric Adams, Wired, 19 Oct. 2020 Our testers noted that this ultracompact SUV was fun and comfortable to drive, but that getting accustomed to feeling so low to the ground took a while. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 1 June 2021 By controlling electrons, that atom can modulate the flow of information and so be the foundation of a new kind of ultrafast, ultracompact computer. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2013 This ultracompact cam features color and night vision, two-way audio, and easy installation. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 22 Nov. 2022 Crucially, the ultracompact object changes quickly, Berti notes. Byadrian Cho, science.org, 4 Jan. 2023 This ultracompact backup power bank gives you peace of mind for auto emergencies and extra juice on long road trips or while car camping. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 22 Nov. 2022 Despite its strength, some porcelain is prone to cracking and chipping, especially ultracompact panels, so be careful not to drop heavy items on it. Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 17 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultracompact was in 1910

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“Ultracompact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultracompact. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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