Compaction Definition

kəm-păkshən
noun
A compacting or being compacted; compression.
Webster's New World
other
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.
American Heritage Science

Origin of Compaction

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

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