Compressor meaning

kəm-prĕsər
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A machine, esp. a pump, for compressing air, gas, etc.
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A person or thing that compresses.
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A muscle that compresses a part.
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One that compresses, especially:
  • A pump or other machine that increases the pressure of a gas.
  • An instrument or device that compresses, such as a forceps or clamp.
  • A muscle that causes compression of a body part.
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One that compresses, especially:
  • A pump or other machine that increases the pressure of a gas.
  • An instrument or device that compresses, such as a forceps or clamp.
  • A muscle that causes compression of a body part.
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(1) A device that diminishes the range between the strongest and weakest transmission signals. See compandor.
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A device that produces pressure, such as a gas compressor that produces pressurized gas.
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A device that squeezes (compresses).
  • An instrument for compressing an artery (especially the femoral artery) or other part.
  • An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; a compressorium.
  • A machine for compressing gases, especially an air compressor.
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(audio) A device that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal.
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(anatomy) A muscle that compresses certain parts.
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(computing) A program or algorithm for compressing data.
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