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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incompressibleadjective

    incapable of being compressed; resisting compression

    "mounds of incompressible garbage"


  1. incompressibleadjective

    Not compressible.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Incompressibleadjective

    Not capable of being compressed into less space.

    Etymology: incompressible, Fr. in and compressible.

    Their hardness is the reason why water is incompressible, when the air lodged in it is exhausted. George Cheyne, Phil. Prin.


  1. incompressible

    Incompressible refers to a property of certain substances, typically fluids, which cannot be easily compacted or condensed, generally maintaining a consistent volume and density under pressure. This means any change in pressure will not significantly alter the volume or density of the incompressible substance. In the field of physics, the term incompressible is commonly used to describe the properties of liquids and some forms of dense matter. In the context of fluid dynamics, an incompressible fluid is one in which the divergence of velocity is zero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incompressibleadjective

    not compressible; incapable of being reduced by force or pressure into a smaller compass or volume; resisting compression; as, many liquids and solids appear to be almost incompressible

  2. Etymology: [Pref. in- not + compressible: cf. F. incompressible.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incompressible

    in-kom-pres′i-bl, adj. not to be compressed into smaller bulk.—ns. Incompressibil′ity, Incompress′ibleness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incompressible in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incompressible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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