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Definition 1: applying pressure - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for compression in the sense of this definition

(compression is a kind of ...) the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

"he gave the button a press" "he used pressure to stop the bleeding" "at the pressing of a button"

(... is a kind of compression ) the act of gripping and pressing firmly

"he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

(... is a kind of compression ) the act of increasing the density of something

(... is a kind of compression ) the act of crushing

(... is a kind of compression ) the action or process of compressing

Definition 2: encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required - [noun denoting act]

(compression is a kind of ...) the activity of converting data or information into code

(... is a kind of compression ) the compression of graphics for storage or transmission

(... is a kind of compression ) a set of standards adopted by the moving pictures experts group for the compression of digital video and audio data or a file of data compressed according to those standards

Definition 3: the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together - [noun denoting event]

Samples where compression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the contraction of a gas on cooling

Synonyms for compression in the sense of this definition

(compression is a kind of ...) process or result of becoming less or smaller

"the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

(... is a kind of compression ) tight or narrow compression

Definition 4: an increase in the density of something - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for compression in the sense of this definition

(compression is a kind of ...) increase in density

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