[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.
COMpound PROcedural Scientific Language. A language for scientists and engineers. [Sammet 1969, pp. 299-300].
[komp-sog-nuh-thuh s] /kɒmpˈsɒg nə θəs/ noun 1. any bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Compsognathus, of late Jurassic age, having a slender body that reached a length of 30 inches (76 cm). n. genus of small dinosaurs, Modern Latin, from Greek kompsos “refined, elegant” + gnathos “jaw” (see gnathic).
[kount] /kaʊnt/ verb (used with or without object), noun, Archaic. 1. 1 . 1. . 1. compartment 2. comptroller
[kount] /kaʊnt/ verb (used with or without object), noun, Archaic. 1. 1 .