Compression Definition

kəm-prĕshən
compressions
noun
compressions
The act or process of compressing.
American Heritage
A compressing or being compressed.
Webster's New World
The compressing of the air-fuel mixture in an internal-combustion engine just before ignition.
Webster's New World
The engine cycle during which this process occurs.
American Heritage
The process by which data is compressed into a form that minimizes the space required to store or transmit it.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
decompression
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other
The degree to which a substance has decreased in size (in volume, length, or some other dimension) after being or while being subject to stress.
American Heritage Science
A force that tends to shorten or squeeze something, decreasing its volume.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Compression

Noun

Singular:
compression
Plural:
compressions

Origin of Compression

  • From Middle French compression, from Latin compressio.

    From Wiktionary

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