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Definitions of compact

  1. compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a small and economical car Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Composed or made; -- with of. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. An agreement, as between persons or states; a plot or conspiracy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To press or pack closely; make solid. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Closely or firmly united; knit or pressed together; as, a compact mass. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Compactly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Compactness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Fastened or packed together: firm: close: brief: in Milton, composed or made of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To press closely together: to consolidate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. COMPACTLY, COMPACTEDLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. COMPACTEDNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. A mutual bargain or agreement: a league, treaty, or union. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A mutual agreement; league; bargain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Closely united; firm; brief. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To fasten or bind together; consolidate; league with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To pack closely; compress; unite closely; compose; make a compact; conspire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Closely united; solid; dense; brief; terse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A covenant or contract. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Firm; close; firmly and closely united; dense; brief; pithy; not diffuse or verbose; held together; compacted; composed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To unite or connect firmly; to press closely together; to consolidate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. A mutual agreement or contract; a treaty; a league; a confederacy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. Firm; close; solid; dense; not diffuse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. To press closely together; to join firmly; to make close. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. An agreement; a mutual contract; any agreement or treaty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. 1. (Or "finite", "isolated") In domain theory, anelement d of a cpo D is compact if and only if, for anychain S, a subset of D,d there exists s in S such that d <= s.I.e. you always reach d (or better) after a finite number ofsteps up the chain. ("<=" is written in LaTeX as \sqsubseteq).2. Of a design, describes the valuable property thatit can all be apprehended at once in one's head. Thisgenerally means the thing created from the design can be usedwith greater facility and fewer errors than an equivalent toolthat is not compact. Compactness does not imply triviality orlack of power; for example, C is compact and Fortran isnot, but C is more powerful than Fortran. Designs becomenon-compact through accreting features and cruft thatdon't merge cleanly into the overall design scheme (thus, somefans of Classic C maintain that ANSI C is no longercompact). foldoc_fs
  43. Composed or made; with of. dictgcide_fs
  44. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; as the parts which compose a body. dictgcide_fs
  45. kom-pakt', adj. fastened or packed together: firm: close: brief.--v.t. to press closely together: to consolidate: (Shak.) to confirm.--adj. COMPACT'ED, firmly put together: compact.--adv. COMPACT'EDLY.--n. COMPACT'EDNESS.--adv. COMPACT'LY.--ns. COMPACT'NESS, state of being compact: closeness: solidity: terseness; COMPAC'TURE (Spens.) close union or knitting together; COMP[=A]GE', COMP[=A]'GES, a structure of many parts. [Fr.,--L. com, pactus, pa.p. of comping[)e]re--com, together, pang[)e]re, to fix. Cf. FANG.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. kom'pakt, n. a mutual bargain or agreement: a league, treaty, or union: (Shak.) league, in bad sense.--adj. united: leagued. [L. compactum--compacisci, from com, with, and pacisci, to make a bargain; cf. pang[)e]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. (F.) Compacte. The term Compact Tissue is given to the hardest and closet parts of bone. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  48. Dense having the separate parts closely aggregated na
  49. Agreement between parties; general c., common consent; FAMILY, SOCIAL, c. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Closely or neatly packed together; (of style) condensed, terse. Hence compactly adv., compactness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. Join firmly together; condense; make up, compose, (of). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. n. An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract—either of individuals or of nations. Cabinet Dictionary
  53. A contract, an accord, an agreement. Complete Dictionary
  54. Firm, solid, close, dense ; brief, as a compact discourse. Complete Dictionary

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