Associations to the word «Compression»

Wiktionary

COMPRESSION, noun. An increase in density; the act of compressing, or the state of being compressed; compaction.
COMPRESSION, noun. The cycle of an internal combustion engine during which the fuel and air mixture is compressed.
COMPRESSION, noun. (computing) The process by which data is compressed.
COMPRESSION, noun. (music) The electronic process by which any sound's gain is automatically controlled.
COMPRESSION, noun. (astronomy) The deviation of a heavenly body from a spherical form.
COMPRESSION FRACTURE, noun. (medicine) Any fracture of a bone (most often a load-bearing bone such as a vertebra) caused by compression
COMPRESSION PUMP, noun. A machine used to keep blood and lymph flowing by pushing air through bands or sleeves that are placed on the arms or legs.
COMPRESSION RATIO, noun. (automotive) The ratio of the volume between the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine and the piston before and after the compression stroke
COMPRESSION RATIO, noun. (computing) The ratio of the size of compressed data after the execution of some compression algorithm to the size of the original data.
COMPRESSION SET, noun. The tendency of soft materials, such as elastomers, to undergo permanent deformation; the tendency of such materials to have a memory or to lose their ability to recover in a completely elastic manner.
COMPRESSION WAVE, noun. (physics) Any wave that is propagated by the compression of a fluid; examples include sound

Dictionary definition

COMPRESSION, noun. An increase in the density of something.
COMPRESSION, noun. The process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling".
COMPRESSION, noun. Encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required.
COMPRESSION, noun. Applying pressure.

Wise words

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