Definition of precompression in US English:

precompression

noun

  • Compression prior to some other treatment or process; (Building) the compressive force exerted in prestressed concrete by the reinforcing rods.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From pre- + compression, after precompress.

Pronunciation

precompression

/ˌpriːkəmˈprɛʃn/