Definitions for compactˈkɒm pækt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word compact
compact, powder compact(noun)
a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
covenant, compact, concordat(noun)
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
compact, compact car(adj)
a small and economical car
closely and firmly united or packed together
"compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset(adj)
having a short and solid form or stature
"a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"
compendious, compact, succinct, summary(verb)
briefly giving the gist of something
"a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
"This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"
pack, bundle, wad, compact(verb)
compress into a wad
"wad paper into the box"
compress, compact, pack together(verb)
make more compact by or as if by pressing
"compress the data"
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)
squeeze or press together
"she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
joined or held together; leagued; confederated
composed or made; -- with of
closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense
brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse
to thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body
to unite or connect firmly, as in a system
an agreement between parties; a covenant or contract
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Of a design, describes the valuable property that it can all be apprehended at once in one's head. This generally means the thing created from the design can be used with greater facility and fewer errors than an equivalent tool that is not compact. Compactness does not imply triviality or lack of power; for example, C is compact and FORTRAN is not, but C is more powerful than FORTRAN. Designs become non-compact through accreting features and cruft that don't merge cleanly into the overall design scheme (thus, some fans of Classic C maintain that ANSI C is no longer compact).
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'compact' in Adjectives Frequency: #823
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men
The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.
Danny's compact size makes it subject to significant fluctuations in strength, both up and down, and such fluctuations are notoriously difficult to forecast.
We lost our minds after the first goal, we lost our compact formation, i would say hopefully it's the most disappointing moment in my whole Liverpool FC life.
There's a long-term deficit beyond just a short-term drought that we have to come to grips with, there's just not enough water in the Colorado River to meet the demands that were designed in the 1922 Compact.
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Translations for compact
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- компактен, договор, споразумение, сгъстявам, сбивамBulgarian
- Kontrakt, Pakt, kompaktGerman
- συμβόλαιο, συμπτύσσω, συμπεπιεσμένος, πυκνός, συμπαγής, περιεκτικός, σύμβαση, πουδριέρα, συμφωνία, συμπυκνώνωGreek
- compactar, compacto, acuerdoSpanish
- جمع و جورPersian
- tiivis, kompaktiFinnish
- comhdhlúthaigh, dlúthaigh, acht, dlúthIrish
- kishtey poodyrManx
- קומפקטי, דחוס, דחסHebrew
- compactificeren, compact, samenpersenDutch
- договор, сделка, компактный, пакт, плотныйRussian
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