[kom-pruh-mahyz] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪz/
a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
the result of such a settlement.
something intermediate between different things:
The split-level is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistoried house.
an endangering, especially of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion, etc.:
a compromise of one’s integrity.
verb (used with object), compromised, compromising.
to settle by a compromise.
to expose or make vulnerable to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; jeopardize:
a military oversight that compromised the nation’s defenses.
verb (used without object), compromised, compromising.
to make a compromise or compromises:
The conflicting parties agreed to compromise.
to make a dishonorable or shameful concession:
He is too honorable to compromise with his principles.
settlement of a dispute by concessions on both or all sides
the terms of such a settlement
something midway between two or more different things
an exposure of one’s good name, reputation, etc, to injury
to settle (a dispute) by making concessions
(transitive) to expose (a person or persons) to disrepute
(transitive) to prejudice unfavourably; weaken: his behaviour compromised his chances
(transitive) (obsolete) to pledge mutually
early 15c., “a joint promise to abide by an arbiter’s decision,” from Middle French compromis (13c.), from Latin compromissus, past participle of compromittere “to make a mutual promise” (to abide by the arbiter’s decision), from com- “together” (see com-) + promittere (see promise). The main modern sense of “a coming to terms” is from extension to the settlement itself (late 15c.).
mid-15c., from compromise (n.). Related: Compromised; compromising.
[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
[kon-suh n-trey-tid] /ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. applied with all one’s attention, energy, etc.: their concentrated efforts to win the election. 2. clustered or gathered together closely. 3. treated to remove or reduce an inessential ingredient, especially liquid: concentrated orange juice.
[kuh n-sen-trik] /kənˈsɛn trɪk/ adjective 1. having a common center, as circles or spheres. /kənˈsɛntrɪk/ adjective 1. having a common centre: concentric circles Compare eccentric (sense 3) adj. c.1400, from Middle French concentrique, from Medieval Latin concentricus, from com- “together” (see com-) + centrum “circle, center” (see center (n.)). concentric con·cen·tric (kən-sěn’trĭk) adj. Having a […]