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compression (pressing)

Definition:

applying pressure

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

compress

Plural:

compressions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

compressing

Etymology:

Middle French compression (14th century), from Latin compressionem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of compression...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Compression [disambiguation]

may refer to: Compression (physical), the result of the subjection of a material to compressive stress | Compression member, a class of structural elements, of which a column is the most common specific example | Compressibility, a measure of volume ... (38 of 380 words, 27 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

compress | compresses [plural] | compressed [past tense] | compressing [present participle] | compact [synonym, sense-specific] | condense [synonym, sense-specific] | pack [synonym, sense-specific] | press [synonym, sense-specific] | squash [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[transitive] To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume. | [intransitive] To be pressed together or folded by compression into a more economic, easier format. | [transitive] To condense into a... (39 of 122 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/compress

American Heritage Dictionary:

compress | compressed [past tense] | compressing [present participle] | compresses [3rd-person singular present]

To press together | To make more compact by or as if by pressing. | [computer science] To transform (data) to minimize the space required for storage ... (25 of 116 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/compress

Macmillan British Dictionary:

compress [transitive] | compressed [past tense] | compressing [present participle] | compresses [3rd-person singular present]

to press or squeeze something so that it fits into a smaller space | to write something in fewer words ; [computing] to reduce the size of a computer ... (28 of 93 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/compress

Britannica Encyclopedia:

compression [physics]

decrease in volume of any object or substance resulting from applied stress. Compression may be undergone by solids, liquids, and gases and by living ... (24 of 81 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/130290​/compression

Collins Dictionary:

compression | compressure [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of compressing or the condition of being compressed | an increase in pressure of the charge in an engine or compressor obtained by reducing ... (25 of 485 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/compression

Columbia Encyclopedia:

compression

external stress applied to an object or substance, tending to cause a decrease in volume (see pressure). Gases can be compressed easily, solids and ... (24 of 184 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813115​.html

Merriam-Webster:

compression | compacting [synonym, sense-specific] | compaction [synonym, sense-specific] | condensation [synonym, sense-specific] | condensing [synonym, sense-specific] | constricting [synonym, sense-specific] | constriction [synonym, sense-specific] | contracting [synonym, sense-specific] | contraction [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act, process, or result of compressing ; the state of being compressed | the process of compressing the fuel mixture in a cylinder of an internal ... (26 of 145 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/compression

Cambridge Dictionary:

compress [entry 1] | compression [noun, derived] | compressible [adjective, derived]

to press something into a smaller space | to make information, a piece of writing, etc. shorter | to make a computer file use less space when it's ... (26 of 100 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/compress 1

Random House Dictionary:

compression | compressure [sense-specific]

the act of compressing. | the state of being compressed. | the effect, result, or consequence of being compressed. | [internal-combustion engines] the ... (20 of 80 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/compression

Oxford Dictionary:

compression | compressional [derived]

the action of compressing or being compressed. | the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) of the fuel mixture in an ... (22 of 70 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/compression

New World Dictionary:

compression

a compressing or being compressed | [mechanics] the compressing of the air-fuel mixture in an internal-combustion engine just before ignition (19 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/compression

Encarta Dictionary:

compress | compresses [plural] | compressed [past tense] | compressing [present participle]

to make something smaller by applying pressure or a similar process, or become smaller in this way | to press things such as the lips together | to ... (26 of 176 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599214​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

compression

First use: about 1400

Origin: Middle French compression (14th century), from Latin compressionem (nominative compressio) "a pressing together", noun of action ... (18 of 26 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=compression

Oxford Dictionary:

compression

Origin: late Middle English: via Old French from Latin compressio(n-), from comprimere "press together" (see "compress")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/compression

New World Dictionary:

compression

Origin: Middle English from Old French from Latin compressio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/compression

Encarta Dictionary:

compression

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin compression- from compress-, past participle of comprimere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599217​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

compression

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "compression"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/compression

Cambridge Dictionary:

compress [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "compression"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "compression"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/compress 1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

compression [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "compression"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/compression

Macmillan American Dictionary:

compression [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "compression"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/compression

the Free Dictionary:

compression

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "compression"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "compression"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "compression" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/compression

compressing

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "compressing"

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Google Dictionary:

compression | compressions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "compression"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

compression

Audio: North American pronunciation of "compression"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=compre​16 word=compression

YourDictionary Audio:

compression

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "compression" by speech synthesizer

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