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com·pres·sor

 (kəm-prĕs′ər)
n.
One that compresses, especially:
a. A pump or other machine that increases the pressure of a gas.
b. An instrument or device that compresses, such as a forceps or clamp.
c. A muscle that causes compression of a body part.

compressor

(kəmˈprɛsə)
n
1. (General Engineering) any reciprocating or rotating device that compresses a gas
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the part of a gas turbine that compresses the air before it enters the combustion chambers
3. (Physiology) any muscle that causes compression of any part or structure
4. (Medicine) a medical instrument for holding down a part of the body
5. (Electronics) an electronic device for reducing the variation in signal amplitude in a transmission system. Compare expander, compander

com•pres•sor

(kəmˈprɛs ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that compresses.
2. a muscle that compresses a part of the body.
3. a pump or other machine for reducing volume and increasing pressure of gases in order to condense the gases, drive pneumatically powered machinery, etc.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compressor - a mechanical device that compresses gassescompressor - a mechanical device that compresses gasses
air compressor - a compressor that takes in air at atmospheric pressure and delivers it at a higher pressure
piston chamber, cylinder - a chamber within which piston moves
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
supercharger - compressor that forces increased oxygen into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine
Translations

compressor

[kəmˈpresəʳ]
A. Ncompresor m
B. CPD compressor unit Nunidad f de compresión

compressor

[kəmˈprɛsər] n (= machine) → compresseur m

compressor

nKompressor m, → Verdichter m; compressor program (Comput) → Verdichtungsprogramm nt

compressor

[kəmˈprɛsəʳ] ncompressore m
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