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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.
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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
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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.
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com·pres·sion

(kəm-prĕsh′ən)
A force that tends to shorten or squeeze something, decreasing its volume.
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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)
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compression

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

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

compression

[kəmˈpreʃən] Ncompresión f
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compression

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

[kəmˈprɛʃn] ncompressione f
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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.
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compression

n compresión f; chest compressions compresiones torácicas; intermittent pneumatic — compresión neumática intermitente; spinal cord — compresión medular (form), compresión de la médula espinal
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This latest innovation is part of the hospital's ongoing commitment to superior breast cancer detection and has the potential to increase screening volume and compliance for the countless women who have reported avoiding regular mammograms due in large part to the fear of discomfort associated with breast compression.
After proper breast compression, nipple in profile and collimation, x-ray was passed through the centre of base of breast.
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