Compaction



[kuh m-pak-shuh n, kom-] /kəmˈpæk ʃən, kɒm-/

noun
1.
the act of or the state of being .
2.
Geology. the consolidation of sediments resulting from the weight of overlying deposits.
n.

late 14c., from Old French compaction, from Latin compactionem (nominative compactio) “a putting or joining together,” noun of action from past participle stem of compingere (see compact (adj.)).
compaction
(kəm-pāk’shən)
The process by which the porosity of a given form of sediment is decreased as a result of its mineral grains being squeezed together by the weight of overlying sediment or by mechanical means.

compression

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