Compact meaning

kəm-păkt, kŏm-, kŏmpăkt
An agreement or a covenant.
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The definition of compact is a person or thing that takes up a small amount of space.

An example of compact is the car called a "Mini Cooper."

An example of compact is a pocket-sized camera.

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Occupying little space compared with others of its type.

A compact camera; a compact car.

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Brief and to the point; concise.

A compact narration.

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Marked by or having a short solid physique.

A wrestler of compact build.

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To press or join firmly together.

A kitchen device that compacted the trash.

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Compact means to pack or press firmly together.

An example of compact is making garbage or trash smaller by compressing it into a smaller mass.

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A compact is defined as a small automobile, or a small cosmetic case that holds powder, an applicator and a mirror.

An example of a compact is a Ford Focus.

An example of a compact is a small, portable make-up case that holds face powder, a brush and a mirror.

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Closely and firmly united or packed together; dense.

Compact clusters of flowers.

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To be capable of being pressed tightly together or to become so pressed.

Garbage that compacts easily.

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An automobile that is bigger in size than a subcompact but smaller than an intermediate.
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Closely and firmly packed or put together; dense; solid.
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Taking little space; arranged neatly in a small space.
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Not diffuse or wordy; terse.
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(archaic) Made up or composed (of)
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A small case containing a mirror, pressed powder, and a powder puff.
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Designating or of a relatively small, light, economical model of automobile.
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To pack or join firmly together.
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To make by joining or putting together.
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To make more dense; compress; condense.
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A small cosmetic case, usually containing face powder and mirror.
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A compact automobile.
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An agreement between two or more individuals, states, etc.; covenant.
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An agreement between two or more parties, especially between states or a treaty between countries.
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An agreement between two or more states that has been approved by Congress.
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An agreement or contract.
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Closely packed, i.e. packing much in a small space.
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Having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space.

A compact laptop computer.

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(mathematics, not comparable, of a set in an Euclidean space) Closed and bounded.

A set S of real numbers is called compact if every sequence in S has a subsequence that converges to an element again contained in S.

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(topology, not comparable, of a set) Such that every open cover of the given set has a finite subcover.
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Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose.

A compact discourse.

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Peacham.

A pipe of seven reeds, compact with wax together.

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A small, slim folding case, often featuring a mirror, powder and a powderpuff; that fits into a woman's purse or handbag, or that slips into ones pocket.
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A broadsheet newspaper published in the size of a tabloid but keeping its non-sensational style.
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To make more dense; to compress.
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To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
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Origin of compact

  • Middle English from Latin compāctus past participle of compingere to put together com- com- pangere to fasten pag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin compactum neuter past participle of compacīscī to make an agreement com- com- pacīscī to agree pact

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French, from Latin compāctus, perfect passive participle of compingō (“join together”), from com- (“together”) + pangō (“fasten”), from Proto-Indo-European *pag- (“to fasten”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin compactum (“agreement”).

    From Wiktionary