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1The action of compressing or being compressed.
load, stress, thrustView synonyms
- ‘And what about that new video compression technology that will allow us to receive full-screen video over the Net?’
- ‘Lossless data compression is used for data that must not be changed even a single bit.’
- ‘Likewise, there is tension or relief from compression in the upper portion of the cell.’
- ‘Good healthy heart muscle is there but cannot function properly because of compression.’
- ‘The most common causes of this syndrome are extrinsic compression of the superior vena cava and intraluminal venous thrombosis.’
- ‘The added bonus of lossless audio compression is a boon for people who have good speakers and good ears.’
- ‘The compression of sea water under pressure is significant.’
- ‘Upon compression, the fluorescent rims became broader and the dark areas smaller.’
- ‘By far, the most interoperable video compression technology in use today is MPEG, the Moving Pictures Experts Group.’
- ‘A hematoma usually results from multiple punctures and failure to apply adequate compression on the injured vessel.’
- ‘Treatment should be initiated as soon as spinal cord compression is diagnosed.’
- ‘Metastatic disease in the lumbar area can cause spinal cord compression.’
- ‘Suspension bridges deal with compression by focusing it through the cables into to towers.’
- ‘He also measured the amount of heat released during the compression and expansion of gases.’
- ‘There was no reduction in the incidence of spinal cord compression.’
- ‘Such compression may be beneficial in reducing transmission time over the Internet.’
- ‘The performance of an ABI is important for ruling out significant arterial occlusive disease before applying compression.’
- ‘The deformation energy for stretching is smaller than for comparable compression.’
- ‘To reach high surface pressures, the rate of compression must then exceed the rate of collapse.’
- ‘One way to mitigate the packet loss problem is through lossless data compression.’
- 1.1The reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) of the fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine before ignition.
- ‘The high temperature of the air, caused by the extreme compression, ignites the fuel.’
- ‘The greater the compression of a diesel engine, the greater its power.’
- ‘Now all you hear is the high pitched whine of the diesel engine in high compression.’
- ‘The variable-geometry turbocharger ensures plenty of compression when needed.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin compressio(n-), from comprimere press together (see compress).
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