compact, powder compactnoun
a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
covenant, compact, concordatnoun
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
compact, compact caradjective
a small and economical car
closely and firmly united or packed together
"compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
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"
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"
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, compactverb
compress into a wad
"wad paper into the box"
compress, compact, pack togetherverb
make more compact by or as if by pressing
"compress the data"
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, pressverb
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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 compingĕre—com, together, pangĕre, to fix. Cf. Fang.]
kom′pakt, n. a mutual bargain or agreement: a league, treaty, or union: (Shak.) league, in bad sense.—adj. united: leagued. [L. compactum—compacisci, from com, with, and pacisci, to make a bargain; cf. pangĕre.]
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
The numerical value of compact in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of compact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
A white dwarf is a very compact star, as such, close to the star, the gradient of the gravitational field can be very large.
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.
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.
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.
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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- сгъстявам, споразумение, договор, сбивам, компактенBulgarian
- kompakt, Pakt, KontraktGerman
- συμβόλαιο, συμφωνία, συμπυκνώνω, πουδριέρα, σύμβαση, περιεκτικός, συμπτύσσω, συμπεπιεσμένος, συμπαγής, πυκνόςGreek
- compactar, compacto, acuerdoSpanish
- جمع و جورPersian
- kompakti, tiivisFinnish
- comhdhlúthaigh, acht, dlúth, dlúthaighIrish
- kishtey poodyrManx
- דחוס, קומפקטי, דחסHebrew
- samenpersen, compact, compactificerenDutch
- пакт, компактный, сделка, плотный, договорRussian
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