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Dictionary definition for: Compact

1. (n) a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman''s purse

2. (v) have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily" "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

3. (a) closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil" "compact clusters of flowers"

4. (n) a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

5. (v) compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"

6. (s) closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center" "a dense population" "thick crowds"

7. (n) a small and economical car

8. (v) make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"

9. (s) heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build" "he was tall and heavyset" "stocky legs" "a thick middle-aged man" "a thickset young man"

10. (v) squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

11. (s) briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book" "a compact style is brief and pithy" "succinct comparisons" "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

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