Meaning of COMPACT in English

COMPACT

The adjective and verb are pronounced /kəmpækt/. The noun is pronounced /kɒmpækt/.

( compacted)

1.

Compact things are small or take up very little space. You use this word when you think this is a good quality.

...my compact office in Washington.

...the new, more compact Czech government.

ADJ : usu ADJ n [ approval ]

• com‧pact‧ness

The very compactness of the cottage made it all the more snug and appealing.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

A compact person is small but strong.

He was compact, probably no taller than me...

ADJ

3.

A compact cassette, camera, or car is a small type of cassette, camera, or car.

ADJ : ADJ n

4.

To compact something means to press it so that it becomes more solid. ( FORMAL )

The Smith boy was compacting the trash...

The soil settles and is compacted by the winter rain.

= compress

VERB : V n , V n

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