Definitions of compression

  1. applying pressure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of making compact or of pressing together; condensation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Act of compressing: state of being compressed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The act of compressing, or the state of being compressed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The act of pressing into a narrower compass; the state of being compressed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The act of forcing into a narrower compass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for compression

  1. Unlike the other pressure symptoms, shortness of breath is ordinarily aggravated by the recumbent posture, for lying flat on the back increases the compression of the chest. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  2. It is to be observed, that in this operation the moss and straw that was placed underneath the rock, became by compression so compact, that it almost equalled in hardness the ball of a musket. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) by S. Spooner