Meaning of COMPACT in English

COMPACT

n.

Function: transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1 : to make up by connecting or combining : COMPOSE

2 a : to knit or draw together : COMBINE b : to press together : COMPRESS

intransitive verb : to become compacted

– com · pact · ible \ - ' pak-t ə -b ə l, - ˌ pak- \ adjective

– com · pac · tor also com · pact · er \ - ' pak-t ə r, - ˌ pak- \ noun

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