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Dictionary Definition

compressed adj
1 pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed" [syn: tight]
2 reduced in volume by pressure; "compressed air"
3 flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: flat]

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Adjective

compressed
  1. pressed tightly together
  2. flattened, especially when along its entire length

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Verb

compressed
  1. past of compress

Extensive Definition

Compression may refer to:
Compressibility also has the special meanings:
  • Compressibility, a measure of volume change resulting from pressure (typically for fluids)
  • Reciprocal of the bulk modulus (typically for solids)

See also

compressed in Czech: Komprese
compressed in Danish: Kompression
compressed in German: Kompression
compressed in French: Compression
compressed in French: Compresseur
compressed in Ido: Kompresilo
compressed in Italian: Compressione
compressed in Dutch: Compressie
compressed in Dutch: Compressor
compressed in Polish: Kompresja
compressed in Portuguese: Compressão
compressed in Japanese: コンプレッサー
compressed in Korean: 압축
compressed in Russian: Сжатие
compressed in Ukrainian: Стиснення

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