Meaning of COMPRESSION in English

COMPRESSION

noun Date: 15th century 1. the act, process, or result of compressing, the state of being compressed, the process of compressing the fuel mixture in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine (as in an automobile), the compressed remains of a fossil plant, conversion (as of data, a data file, or a communications signal) in order to reduce the space occupied or bandwidth required, ~al adjective

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