What does compression mean?

compression in AZ Dictionary

(n) The work or process of compression.
(n) hawaii of being compressed.
(n) the procedure in which the working substance in a heat engine, for instance the vapor mixture into the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine, is compressed.

compression in Community Dictionary

a far more obscure spell that compresses the mark into (typically) a little stone. by Rosio ReichertReport definition
n. ummm......displacement. by Yvonne MerrowReport definition

compression in Medical Dictionary

1. The work of pushing together. Like in a compression fracture, neurological compression, or back compression. 2. To shorten eventually. In embryology, there may be compression of development with a few phases also omitted. by Leland FeitReport definition

compression in Sports Dictionary

The movement of taking in a bump by flexing the knees and legs. Its an essential the main jet and kangaroo turns. by Nickolas YutzyReport definition

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  • Antonym for "compression"
    • decompression, rarefaction
  • Phrases for "compression"
    • chest compression, compression Le, knee compression, compression chamber, compression engine
  • Rhyme for "compression"
    • Hessian, accession, aggression, concession, confession
  • Hypernym for "compression"
    • concentration
  • Cross Reference for "compression"
    • isothermal compression, compression of the brain, compression myelitis, compression atrophy, compression by stages
  • Form for "compression"
    • compression ratio, data compression, compression wave
  • Same Context for "compression"
    • encryption, tension, expansion, pressure, adjustment
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