Meaning of COMPACT in English

COMPACT

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a compact camera (= a small, simple camera that uses film )

There are some very good compact cameras around.

compact camera

compact disc player

compact disc

The new album is available on vinyl, cassette, or compact disc.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

camera

Verdict: The only compact camera for the underwater enthusiast.

If you venture out in all weathers, you need a compact camera that can brave the elements, too.

Watch out for smaller compact cameras .

car

For example, a compact car in Salt Lake City is $ 209 weekly.

disc

We've fitted a compact disc player and protected it with a new security system.

Seldom has so much been placed on the shoulders of a single compact disc .

Read in studio Now, imagine being able to show a feature film on your television from an ordinary compact disc player.

Of the nine works on this compact disc , only five were composed for trombone.

To aggravate all this further, the records all sound as though they were designed to be played on compact disc .

So you buy a compact disc containing scores of bird songs.

And a compact disc changer is available, dealer installed, for $ 650.

discs

The company, which makes compact discs , wants to start making cassettes.

Soon, the building will be packed to its arched roof with compact discs and cassettes.

The first compact discs carried digitally encoded high fidelity music.

It was that rectangular piece of cardboard that musical compact discs used to come in.

Can an expert tell the difference between top price and budget compact discs ?

It made compact discs easier to display.

Modern mass-produced media such as cassettes or compact discs could never be marketed if each one had to carry a stamp.

disk

Some predict that eventually everyone will carry all the sequences of his genes on a compact disk .

A compact disk player, rare for its day, fed Chopin and the Rolling Stones into fierce-looking, six-foot MartinLogan speakers.

It enables moving pictures as well as text and graphics to be stored on compact disks .

One listed his music cassettes, the second his compact disks .

It uses a Wavelet algorithm for video compression and provides compact disk quality audio and broadcast quality video.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a compact car

Look for plants with healthy leaves and a compact shape.

The apartment was ideal for the two of us - small but compact .

The dormitory rooms are very compact , with a desk, bed, and closet built in.

The PowerShot is a compact unit that weighs less than 11 ounces and fits easily in your pocket.

There is a compact dining area, which feels cozy rather than cramped.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I feel certain the purpose of the slimness stems from the natural instinct to shoal in a compact body.

It made compact discs easier to display.

It packs all its power into a compact , low-profile configuration - occupying 30% less desk space than comparable 486 systems.

It was similar to an indoor meeting because the stadium is compact , with the crowd close to all the action.

Official sketches show a small warren of rooms, lit by artificial lights and stuffed with compact biological systems.

Plus the most significant restyling since the Cherokee debuted as a compact sport utility vehicle in 1984.

The compact circuit, purpose-built with the betting shop service in mind, has surprised owners Ladbrokes with its robust evening trade.

The Federals, on the other hand, could look forward to operating on compact interior lines of communication.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

social

It is not to be negotiated by the conclusion of social compacts or contracts between the Trade Union movement and the Government.

Under a social compact which runs until the end of 1990, the investing organizations will pay lower income taxes.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a two-door compact

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Claudel stooped, too, and was startled to see her brush a powder compact sideways, sending it under the cab.

One tribe, the Hualapai, closed its casino last year but still has a gaming compact .

Opening her compact , she checked her appearance, and dabbed at her hair.

So beware the curved top compacts.

III. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The dirt trail has been compacted from years of use.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

It compacts my spine, and yellow spots dance before my eyes.

It then swells-for the nuclear material is highly compacted within the sperm-and so becomes a pronucleus.

It was compacted again and loaded into a trailer hauling 25 tons to the landfill.

Progressively increase the pressure to compact the surface.

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