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[kuh m-pah-drey] /kəmˈpɑ dreɪ/ noun, Chiefly Southwestern U.S. 1. a friend, companion, or close associate. /kɒmˈpɑːdreɪ; kəm-/ noun 1. (Southwestern US) a masculine friend n. “companion,” 1834, American English, from Spanish compadre “godfather,” hence “benefactor, friend,” from Medieval Latin compater, from com- “with” (see com-) + pater “father” (see father (n.). Cf. compere, also gossip […]
/kəmˈpeɪdʒiːz/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) a structure or framework
[kawn-pa-nyee] /kɔ̃ paˈnyi/ noun, plural compagnies [kawn-pa-nyee] /kɔ̃ paˈnyi/ (Show IPA). French. 1. .
[kuh m-pan-der] /kəmˈpæn dər/ noun, Electronics. 1. (in a communications path) a combination of a compressor at one point and an expander at another, the compressor reducing the volume of a signal and the expander restoring it. /kəmˈpændə/ noun 1. a system for improving the signal-to-noise ratio of a signal at a transmitter or recorder […]