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com·pact 1

 (kəm-păkt′, kŏm-, kŏm′păkt′)
adj.
1. Closely and firmly united or packed together; dense: compact clusters of flowers.
2. Occupying little space compared with others of its type: a compact camera; a compact car.
3. Brief and to the point; concise: a compact narration.
4. Marked by or having a short solid physique: a wrestler of compact build.
v. (kəm-păkt′) com·pact·ed, com·pact·ing, com·pacts
v.tr.
1. To press or join firmly together: a kitchen device that compacted the trash.
2.
a. To make by pressing or joining together; compose.
b. To consolidate; combine.
v.intr.
To be capable of being pressed tightly together or to become so pressed: garbage that compacts easily.
n. (kŏm′păkt′)
1. A small case containing a mirror, pressed powder, and a powder puff.
2. An automobile that is bigger in size than a subcompact but smaller than a midsize car.

[Middle English, from Latin compāctus, past participle of compingere, to put together : com-, com- + pangere, to fasten; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

com·pact′ly adv.
com·pact′ness n.

com·pact 2

 (kŏm′păkt′)
n.
An agreement or a covenant. See Synonyms at agreement.

[Latin compactum, neuter past participle of compacīscī, to make an agreement : com-, com- + pacīscī, to agree; see pact.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.compactly - in a compact manner or state; "The children were packed compactly into the car"
2.compactly - with concise and precise brevity; to the point; "Please state your case as succinctly as possible"; "he wrote compactly but clearly"
3.compactly - taking up no more space than necessary; "liquid food compactly stored in a pressurized tank"
Translations

compactly

[kəmˈpæktlɪ] ADV (= in a neat way) → de modo compacto; (= tightly) → apretadamente, sólidamente; (= concisely) → brevemente, concisamente

compactly

advkompakt; expressedgedrängt; printedeng

compactly

[kəmˈpæktlɪ] advsenza spreco di spazio
References in classic literature ?
Thanks to Natasha's directions the work now went on expeditiously, unnecessary things were left, and the most valuable packed as compactly as possible.
An obliging stranger, under pretence of compactly folding up my bank-notes for security's sake, abstracts the notes and gives me nutshells; but what is his sleight of hand to mine, when I fold up my own nutshells and pass them on myself as notes!
He remembered having crossed the road and seen the finger-post only a little while before Wildfire broke down; so, buttoning his coat, twisting the lash of his hunting-whip compactly round the handle, and rapping the tops of his boots with a self-possessed air, as if to assure himself that he was not at all taken by surprise, he set off with the sense that he was undertaking a remarkable feat of bodily exertion, which somehow and at some time he should be able to dress up and magnify to the admiration of a select circle at the Rainbow.
His travelling overcoat was divided into two unequal parts, and his trousers resembled those of certain Indians, which fit less compactly than they are easy to put on.
Everywhere you go, in any direction, you find either a hard, smooth, level thoroughfare, just sprinkled with black lava sand, and bordered with little gutters neatly paved with small smooth pebbles, or compactly paved ones like Broadway.
He crouched a bit more, drew his body more compactly together, and covered up with his hands, elbows, and forearms.
They came compactly, as if with discipline, while behind, disorderly, yelling confusedly, stooping to pick up rocks, were seventy-five or a hundred of the striking shopmen.
In that cellar the bones and skulls of several hundred of former citizens were compactly corded up.
They were walking past the house of the old Patroon, with its squat walls and small square windows compactly grouped about a central chimney.
I descended cautiously to the lower regions, and landed in the back-kitchen, where a gleam of fire, raked compactly together, enabled me to rekindle my candle.
She is eighteen years of age, and has been sent to Brussels to finish her education; she is of middle size, stiffly made, body long, legs short, bust much developed but not compactly moulded, waist disproportionately compressed by an inhumanly braced corset, dress carefully arranged, large feet tortured into small bottines, head small, hair smoothed, braided, oiled, and gummed to perfection; very low forehead, very diminutive and vindictive grey eyes, somewhat Tartar features, rather flat nose, rather high-cheek bones, yet the ensemble not positively ugly; tolerably good complexion.
It is desirable that a man be clad so simply that he can lay his hands on himself in the dark, and that he live in all respects so compactly and preparedly that, if an enemy take the town, he can, like the old philosopher, walk out the gate empty-handed without anxiety.