[kuh m-pah-drey] /kəmˈpɑ dreɪ/
noun, Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
a friend, companion, or close associate.
(Southwestern US) a masculine friend
“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 (n.).
/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 […]
[kuh m-pan-ding] /kəmˈpæn dɪŋ/ noun 1. a process in which the dynamic range of a signal is reduced for recording purposes and then expanded to its original value for reproduction or playback.