[kuh m-presh-uh n] /kəmˈprɛʃ ən/
the act of .
the state of being .
the effect, result, or consequence of being compressed.
(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 the piston toward the cylinder head after intake.
Also called data compression. Computers. reduction of the storage space required for data by changing its format.
Also called compressure (kəmˈprɛʃə). the act of compressing or the condition of being compressed
an increase in pressure of the charge in an engine or compressor obtained by reducing its volume
c.1400, from Middle French compression (14c.), from Latin compressionem (nominative compressio) “a pressing together,” noun of action from past participle stem of comprimere (see compress (v.)). Related: Compressional. Compressional wave is attested from 1887.
compression com·pres·sion (kəm-prěsh’ən)
See data compression.
[kom-pruh-mahyzd] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪzd/ adjective, Pathology. 1. unable to function optimally, especially with regard to immune response, owing to underlying disease, harmful environmental exposure, or the side effects of a course of treatment.
[kom-pruh-mahyz] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪz/ noun 1. a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands. 2. the result of such a settlement. 3. something intermediate between different things: The split-level is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistoried house. […]
[kuh m-pyoo-ter] /kəmˈpyu tər/ noun 1. a programmable electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations. Mainframes, desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones are some of the different types of computers. Compare , . 2. a person who ; computist. […]
[non-kom] /ˈnɒnˌkɒm/ noun, Informal. 1. a . noun A noncommissioned officer (1747+) noncommissioned officer