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compact1

com·pact1

compact1

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: km paekt [or] kam paekt
definition 1: solidly joined or packed together; dense.
The earth is stratified in compact layers.
synonyms:
compressed, condensed, dense, firm
antonyms:
diffuse, loose
similar words:
bonded, hard, solid, tight
definition 2: occupying a relatively small space.
The city university has a compact campus.
 
antonyms:
large, rambling
similar words:
close, narrow, small, snug
definition 3: of automobiles, in the class of small cars but not the smallest. (Cf. subcompact.)
These newer compact cars are selling well.
similar words:
small
definition 4: of a person, having a solid body.
a compact fighter
synonyms:
firm, hard, solid, thickset, trim
similar words:
squat, sturdy, thick
definition 5: concise.
a compact history of the Soviet Union
synonyms:
compendious, concise, pithy, succinct, terse
similar words:
brief, capsule, condensed, summary, synoptic, tight
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: km paekt [or] kam paekt
inflections: compacted, compacting, compacts
definition 1: to consolidate or compress.
This machine compacts soda cans as the first step of the recycling process.
synonyms:
compress, condense, consolidate
antonyms:
expand, loosen
similar words:
combine, concentrate, contract, intensify, pack, squeeze, unify
definition 2: to produce by joining or packing closely together; compose.
synonyms:
pack
similar words:
compose
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam paekt
definition 1: a small hinged case for cosmetics, usu. containing face powder, an applicator, and a mirror.
Her compact fell out of her purse.
 
similar words:
case, vanity, vanity case
definition 2: a small automobile.
These parking spaces are suitable for compacts only.
similar words:
subcompact
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derivations: compactible (adj.), compactedly (adv.), compactly (adv.), compactedness (n.), compactness (n.)
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