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com·pres·sion

 (kəm-prĕsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of compressing.
b. The state of being compressed.
2.
a. The process by which the working substance in a heat engine, such as the vapor mixture in the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine, is compressed.
b. The engine cycle during which this process occurs.
3. Computers The process by which data is compressed into a form that minimizes the space required to store or transmit it.

com·pres′sion·al adj.

compression

(kəmˈprɛʃən)
n
1. Also called: compressure the act of compressing or the condition of being compressed
2. (Mechanical Engineering) an increase in pressure of the charge in an engine or compressor obtained by reducing its volume

com•pres•sion

(kəmˈprɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of compressing.
2. the state of being compressed.
3. the effect or result of being compressed.
4. (in internal-combustion engines) the reduction in volume and increase of pressure of the air or combustible mixture in the cylinder prior to ignition.
5. reduction of the size of computer data by efficient storage.
Also, com•pres′sure (for defs. 1, 2).
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
com•pres′sion•al, adj.

com·pres·sion

(kəm-prĕsh′ən)
A force that tends to shorten or squeeze something, decreasing its volume.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compression - an increase in the density of somethingcompression - an increase in the density of something
concentration - increase in density
2.compression - the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
shrinkage, shrinking - process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"
coarctation, constriction - tight or narrow compression
3.compression - encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
encoding, encryption - the activity of converting data or information into code
image compression - the compression of graphics for storage or transmission
MPEG - a set of standards adopted by the moving pictures experts group for the compression of digital video and audio data or a file of data compressed according to those standards
decompression - restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
4.compression - applying pressure
pressing, pressure, press - the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
squeeze, squeezing - the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
condensing, condensation - the act of increasing the density of something
compaction, crunch, crush - the act of crushing
constriction - the action or process of compressing
decompressing, decompression - relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)

compression

noun squeezing, pressing, crushing, consolidation, condensation, constriction The compression of the wood is easily achieved.

compression

noun
A compressing of something:
Translations
ضَغْط، إنْضِغاط
stlačení
sammenpresning
samòjöppun
stlačenie
sıkıştırma

compression

[kəmˈpreʃən] Ncompresión f

compression

[kəmˈprɛʃən] n [air, gas] → compression f

compression

nVerdichtung f, → Kompression f; (of information etc)Komprimieren nt; the gas is in a state of very high compressiondas Gas ist stark verdichtet or komprimiert

compression

:
compression bandage
nDruck- or Kompressionsverband m
compression ratio
nVerdichtungs- or Kompressionsverhältnis nt

compression

[kəmˈprɛʃn] ncompressione f

compress

(kəmˈpres) verb
to press together; to force into a narrower space. All his belongings were compressed into a very small suitcase.
comˈpressible adjective
comˈpression (-ʃən) noun
compressed air
air which is at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure. Deep sea divers breathe compressed air.

compression

n compresión f; chest compressions compresiones torácicas; intermittent pneumatic — compresión neumática intermitente; spinal cord — compresión medular (form), compresión de la médula espinal
References in classic literature ?
The compression of the belt threatened to suffocate the intrepid fellow; he called to his friends to draw him up, but could not make them hear.
The bronze face, the shaggy black hair and beard, the coarse woollen red cap, the rough medley dress of home-spun stuff and hairy skins of beasts, the powerful frame attenuated by spare living, and the sullen and desperate compression of the lips in sleep, inspired the mender of roads with awe.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
Now, if water is not absolutely incompressible, it is at least capable of very slight compression.
If I suddenly asked him what he wanted, he would make me no answer, but continue staring at me persistently for some seconds, then, with a peculiar compression of his lips and a most significant air, deliberately turn round and deliberately go back to his room.
But Dinah walked as simply as if she were going to market, and seemed as unconscious of her outward appearance as a little boy: there was no blush, no tremulousness, which said, "I know you think me a pretty woman, too young to preach"; no casting up or down of the eyelids, no compression of the lips, no attitude of the arms that said, "But you must think of me as a saint.
for that flash in his black eye--for that cloud on his bony brow--for that compression of his statuesque lips, the lad will some day get blows instead of blandishments--kicks instead of kisses; then for the fit of mute fury which will sicken his body and madden his soul; then for the ordeal of merited and salutary suffering, out of which he will come (I trust) a wiser and a better man.
The appearance of the infant, however, while in this state of compression, is whimsically hideous, and "its little black eyes," we are told, "being forced out by the tightness of the bandages, resemble those of a mouse choked in a trap.
She seemed to him so felicitous a product of nature and circumstance that his invention, musing on future combinations, was constantly catching its breath with the fear of stumbling into some brutal compression or mutilation of her beautiful personal harmony.
The compression of his thin lips was full of significance.
Still all were distinguished by a certain sodden swarthiness of complexion, a filmy dimness of eye, and pallor and compression of lip.
At breakfast, his wife ate sullenly, refusing to be drawn into the conversation, but by a wise compression of her lips and a flicker of amusement in her eyes, which seemed to say: "Oh, if only you could see how absurd you appear," she contrived very cleverly to render Martin miserably self-conscious.