Compressor



[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 machinery, etc.
5.
Electronics. a transducer that produces an output with a range of voltages whose ratio is smaller than that of the range of the input signal.
Compare (def 2).
/kəmˈprɛsə/
noun
1.
any reciprocating or rotating device that compresses a gas
2.
the part of a gas turbine that compresses the air before it enters the combustion chambers
3.
any muscle that causes compression of any part or structure
4.
a medical instrument for holding down a part of the body
5.
an electronic device for reducing the variation in signal amplitude in a transmission system Compare expander, compander
n.

1839, from Latin compressor, agent noun from comprimere (see compress (v.)). As a type of surgical instrument, from 1870. As short for air compressor, from 1874.

compressor com·pres·sor (kəm-prěs’ər)
n.
A muscle that causes compression of a structure upon contraction.

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