compression


compression
compression NOUN 1) the action of compressing or being compressed. 2) the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) of the fuel mixture in an internal-combustion engine before ignition.
DERIVATIVES compressional adjective.

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  • compression — [ kɔ̃presjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1361; lat. compressio, de comprimere 1 ♦ Action de comprimer. ⇒ pression. Compression de l air. La compression augmente la densité. Spécialt Phase précédant l explosion dans le cycle d un moteur à explosion. Taux de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Compression — may refer to: In physical science Compression (physical), the result of the subjection of a material to compressive stress Compression member, a class of structural elements, of which a column is the most common specific example Compressibility,… …   Wikipedia

  • Compression — Com*pres sion, n. [L. compressio: cf. F. compression.] 1. The act of compressing, or state of being compressed. Compression of thought. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Computers) reduction of the space required for storage (of binary data) by an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compression — COMPRESSION. s. fém. Action de comprimer, ou l effet qui est produit dans ce qui est comprimé. La compression de l air …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • compression — c.1400, from M.Fr. compression (14c.), from L. compressionem (nom. compressio) a pressing together, noun of action from compress , pp. stem of comprimere (see COMPRESS (Cf. compress)). Related: Compressional wave (1887) …   Etymology dictionary

  • compression — Compression. s. f. v. L effet qui est produit dans ce qui est comprimé. La compression de l air …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Compression — (v. lat.), Druck, Zusammendrückung; daher Compressionsfontaine, s. u. Springbrunnen; Compressionsgefäß der Feuerspritze, s. u. Feuerspritze; Compressionsinstrument, so v. w. Compressorium; Compressionskraft, so v. w. Druckkraft;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • compression — index abridgment (condensation), abstract, blockade (limitation), capsule, centralization, curtailment …   Law dictionary

  • Compression —   [engl.], Komprimierung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • compression — [kəm presh′ən] n. [ME < OFr < L compressio] 1. a compressing or being compressed 2. Mech. the compressing of the air fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine just before ignition …   English World dictionary


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