What does compress mean?

Definitions for compress
kəmˈprɛs; ˈkɒm prɛscom·press

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compressverb

    a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)

  2. compress, compact, pack togetherverb

    make more compact by or as if by pressing

    "compress the data"

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

    squeeze or press together

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

GCIDE

  1. Compressverb

    (Computers) to reduce the space required for storage (of binary data) by an algorithm which converts the data to a smaller number of bits while preserving the information content. The compressed data is usually decompressed to recover the initial data format before subsequent use.

    Etymology: [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compressverb

    to press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water

    Etymology: [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.]

  2. Compressverb

    to embrace sexually

    Etymology: [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.]

  3. Compressnoun

    a folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part

    Etymology: [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.]

Freebase

  1. compress

    Compress is a Unix shell compression program based on the LZC compression method, which is an LZW implementation using variable size pointers as in LZ78. The uncompress utility will restore files to their original state after they have been compressed using the compress utility. If no files are specified, the standard input will be uncompressed to the standard output.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compress

    kom-pres′, v.t. to press together: to force into a narrower space: to condense or concentrate.—n. Com′press, soft folds of linen, &c., formed into a pad, and used in surgery to apply any requisite pressure to any part: a wet cloth, covered with waterproof, applied to the skin.—adj. Compressed′.—ns. Compressibil′ity, Compres′sibleness, the property that bodies have of being reduced in volume by pressure—the ratio of the amount of compression per unit volume to the compressing force applied.—adj. Compres′sible, that may be compressed.—n. Compres′sion, act of compressing: state of being compressed, condensation.—adjs. Compres′sional; Compres′sive, able to compress.—ns. Compres′sor, anything that compresses; a muscle that compresses certain parts; Compres′sure.—Compressed-air bath, a strong chamber of iron plates in which a patient can sit, and into which air is driven by a steam-engine to any required pressure; Compressed-air motor, any mode of employing air as a motive-power, as in automatic railway-brakes, &c. [L. compressāre, com, together, and pressāre, to press—premĕre, pressum, to press.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. compress

    [Unix] When used without a qualifier, generally refers to crunching of a file using a particular C implementation of compression by Joseph M. Orost et al.: and widely circulated via Usenet; use of crunch itself in this sense is rare among Unix hackers. Specifically, compress is built around the Lempel-Ziv-Welch algorithm as described in “A Technique for High Performance Data Compression”, Terry A. Welch, IEEE Computer, vol. 17, no. 6 (June 1984), pp. 8--19.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. compress

    A pad of soft linen used by the surgeon for the dressing of a wound.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compress in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of compress in a Sentence

  1. The Family Leader observer:

    They talked about binders – things that compress a girl’s chest to make it appear you don’t have what is there, and they talked about how students can make fake testicles by filling pantyhose with rice and sewing them into their panties.

  2. Liu Yuejin:

    But I believe that to resolve this the more important issue is for the United States to strive to reduce and compress the great demand and drug consumption markets of opioids.

  3. Liu Yuejin:

    China's drug control agencies, now and in the years to come, will place greater emphasis on drug control cooperation between China and the United States, but I believe that to resolve this the more important issue is for the United States to strive to reduce and compress the great demand and drug consumption markets of opioids.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Try to work so hard for your benefit that you can compress a week into one day.

  5. Jamie Schwartz:

    The technologies I see as having the biggest impact are those that compress the time needed to build trust.

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  • сгъстявам, сгъстявам се, сбивам се, компрес, компримирам, сбивамBulgarian
  • kompresCzech
  • komprimieren, KompresseGerman
  • comprimir, comprimirseSpanish
  • kompressoida, pakata, kompressoituaFinnish
  • comprimer, compresse, compresserFrench
  • dlúthaighIrish
  • borogatásHungarian
  • ճզմել, սեղմելArmenian
  • þjappaIcelandic
  • comprimereItalian
  • 要約, 湿布, 圧縮Japanese
  • whakawhāitiMāori
  • krimpen, kompres, comprimeren, verdichten, samenvatten, samendrukkenDutch
  • уплотнять, сдавить, уплотнить, сдавливать, сжать, компресс, сжаться, сжимать, сжиматьсяRussian

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