Meaning of COMPRESSOR in English


kəmˈpresə(r) noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin, from compressus (past participle of comprimere to compress) + -or

: one that compresses: as

a. : a muscle that compresses a part or parts

b. : a machine (as a pump or an engine part) that compresses air, fuel-air mixtures, or other gases — see jet engine illustration

c. nautical : a device for checking a line or cable

d. : a device that introduces intentional compression into a communications signal

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