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Definitions for compact
ˈkɒm pæktcom·pact

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compact, powder compactnoun

    a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

  2. covenant, compact, concordatnoun

    a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

  3. compact, compact caradjective

    a small and economical car

  4. compactadjective

    closely and firmly united or packed together

    "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"

  5. compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thicksetadjective

    having a short and solid form or stature

    "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"

  6. compendious, compact, succinct, summaryverb

    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"

  7. compact, packverb

    have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

    "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

  8. pack, bundle, wad, compactverb

    compress into a wad

    "wad paper into the box"

  9. compress, compact, pack togetherverb

    make more compact by or as if by pressing

    "compress the data"

  10. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, pressverb

    squeeze or press together

    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compact

    joined or held together; leagued; confederated

  2. Compact

    composed or made; -- with of

  3. Compact

    closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense

  4. Compact

    brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse

  5. Compactverb

    to thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body

  6. Compactverb

    to unite or connect firmly, as in a system

  7. Compactnoun

    an agreement between parties; a covenant or contract

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compact

    kom-pakt′, adj. fastened or packed together: firm: close: brief.—v.t. to press closely together: to consolidate: (Shak.) to confirm.—adj. Compact′ed, firmly put together: compact.—adv. Compact′edly.—n. Compact′edness.—adv. Compact′ly.—ns. Compact′ness, state of being compact: closeness: solidity: terseness; Compac′ture (Spens.) close union or knitting together; Compāge′, Compā′ges, a structure of many parts. [Fr.,—L. com, pactus, pa.p. of compingĕrecom, together, pangĕre, to fix. Cf. Fang.]

  2. Compact

    kom′pakt, n. a mutual bargain or agreement: a league, treaty, or union: (Shak.) league, in bad sense.—adj. united: leagued. [L. compactumcompacisci, from com, with, and pacisci, to make a bargain; cf. pangĕre.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. compact

    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

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'compact' in Adjectives Frequency: #823

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compact in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of compact in a Sentence

  1. Tinggui Wang:

    A white dwarf is a very compact star, as such, close to the star, the gradient of the gravitational field can be very large.

  2. Justin Thomas:

    When he's on, it's really impressive, the sound his ball makes when it comes off his irons ... it's a short, compact move. It's fun to play with and it's fun to watch.

  3. Ted Williams:

    But there is another class of compact objects called white dwarfs, bigger, the size of the earth. So rather than 10 kilometers in size we are looking at 6,000 kilometers and we’ve just discovered the very first white dwarf pulsar.

  4. Red Star Belgrade:

    When you play a 4-4-2 in the shape or the formation that Sweden play, the strikers are going to be the ones that suffer the most when you go to attack, they are so compact, they work so hard to protect the midfielders - when you put so much work into it like Ola Toivonen and Marcus Berg do, you lose that little bit of energy when you get your chance.

  5. The National Hurricane Center:

    Danny's compact size makes it subject to significant fluctuations in strength, both up and down, and such fluctuations are notoriously difficult to forecast.

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  • اتفاقArabic
  • сгъстявам, споразумение, договор, сбивам, компактенBulgarian
  • kompaktníCzech
  • kompakt, Pakt, KontraktGerman
  • συμβόλαιο, συμφωνία, συμπυκνώνω, πουδριέρα, σύμβαση, περιεκτικός, συμπτύσσω, συμπεπιεσμένος, συμπαγής, πυκνόςGreek
  • compactar, compacto, acuerdoSpanish
  • جمع و جورPersian
  • kompakti, tiivisFinnish
  • compactFrench
  • comhdhlúthaigh, acht, dlúth, dlúthaighIrish
  • kishtey poodyrManx
  • דחוס, קומפקטי, דחסHebrew
  • kompaktHungarian
  • padatIndonesian
  • compattoItalian
  • raungaitiMāori
  • samenpersen, compact, compactificerenDutch
  • zwartyPolish
  • compactRomanian
  • пакт, компактный, сделка, плотный, договорRussian
  • kompaktSwedish

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