Compaction meaning

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The process by which the porosity of a given form of sediment is decreased as a result of its mineral grains being squeezed together by the weight of overlying sediment or by mechanical means.
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The process of compacting or the state of being compacted.
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A compacting or being compacted; compression.
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The process of compacting something, or something that has been compacted.
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Origin of compaction

  • From Old French compaction, from Latin compactionem, from compingere.

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