the ratio of the cylinder volume enclosed by the piston at its outermost position to the volume enclosed by it at its innermost position.
the ratio of the volume enclosed by the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine at the beginning of the compression stroke to the volume enclosed at the end of it
[kuh m-pres-iv] /kəmˈprɛs ɪv/ adjective 1. compressing; tending to compress. /kəmˈprɛsɪv/ adjective 1. compressing or having the power or capacity to compress
[kuh m-pres-er] /kəmˈprɛs ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Anatomy. a muscle that some part of the body. 3. Surgery. an instrument for a part of the body. 4. a pump or other machine for reducing volume and increasing pressure of gases in order to condense the gases, drive pneumatically powered […]
[kuh m-presh-uh n] /kəmˈprɛʃ ən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. the effect, result, or consequence of being compressed. 4. (in internal-combustion engines) the reduction in volume and increase of pressure of the air or combustible mixture in the cylinder prior to ignition, produced by the motion of […]
[kuh m-prahyz] /kəmˈpraɪz/ verb (used with object), comprised, comprising. 1. to include or contain: The Soviet Union comprised several socialist republics. 2. to consist of; be composed of: The advisory board comprises six members. 3. to form or constitute: Seminars and lectures comprised the day’s activities. Idioms 4. be comprised of, to consist of; be […]