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Compression

Compression Meaning & Definition
Compression Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Compression?

[n] applying pressure
[n] encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
[n] the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
[n] an increase in the density of something

Synonyms | Synonyms for Compression: compaction | compressing | concretion | condensation | contraction | densification

Related Terms | Find terms related to Compression: abbreviation | abridgment | abstract | agglutination | apocope | astriction | astringency | bottleneck | cervix | circumscription | clamping | clamping down | clumping | clustering | coarctation | compactedness | compaction | compressure | concentration | concretion | condensation | consolidation | conspectus | constriction | constringency | contraction | contracture | crush | curtailment | decrease | densification | diminuendo | elision | ellipsis | epitome | foreshortening | hardening | hourglass | hourglass figure | isthmus | knitting | narrow place | narrowing | neck | nip | pinch | precis | press | pressure | puckering | pursing | recap | recapitulation | reduction | retrenchment | shortening | solidification | squeeze | squeezing | stranglement | strangulation | striction | stricture | summary | summation | syncope | synopsis | systole | telescoping | tightening | truncation | tweak | wasp waist | wrinkling

See Also | coarctation | compaction | concentration | condensation | condensing | constriction | crunch | crush | encoding | encryption | image compression | press | pressing | pressure | shrinkage | shrinking | squeeze | squeezing

Compression In Webster's Dictionary

\Com*pres"sion\, n. [L. compressio: cf. F. compression.] The act of compressing, or state of being compressed. ``Compression of thought.'' --Johnson.

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