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compression ratio in an internal-combustion engine, the ratio of the largest to the smallest volume of a cylinder measured at the top and bottom of the piston stroke.
compressor something that compresses, esp. a device for compressing and condensing gases to drive machinery.
comprimario a singer who sings secondary operatic roles.
comprise to include. [2 definitions]
compromise a settlement of differences by partial concession of demands by each party, or the result of such a settlement. [7 definitions]
compromising risking or endangering one's principles or reputation.
comptroller variant of controller.
compulsion coercion or constraint; act of compelling. [3 definitions]
compulsive able to compel; compelling. [3 definitions]
compulsory required or obligatory. [2 definitions]
compunction uneasiness about the propriety or suitability of an action; qualm. [2 definitions]
computation the act of computing. [3 definitions]
compute to calculate by mathematical operations. [5 definitions]
computer an electronic device used to store, sort, correlate, and make calculations on data at high speeds. [2 definitions]
computer-enhanced of, involving, or pertaining to the use of a computer to improve an image, video, design, or process.
computerese the specialized vocabulary used in computer technology; computer jargon.
computer graphics images produced with computer technology, or the technology itself. [2 definitions]
computerize to process or store (information) in an electronic computer. [4 definitions]
computer lab a room providing access to numerous computers, typically found in a school, library, government institution, or private company. Use of a computer lab is free in public institutions and also in private institutions when one has authorization.
computer language a system of words and symbols used to program a computer; code.
computerless combined form of computer.