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- adv. In a compact manner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a compact manner; with close union of parts; densely; tersely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a compact or condensed manner; closely; concisely; briefly; tersely; neatly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with concise and precise brevity; to the point
- adv. taking up no more space than necessary
- adv. in a compact manner or state
All districts – both house and senatorial – must be drawn as compactly as possible
All districts – both house and senatorial – must be drawn as compactly as possible (ignoring big water – i.e. alaska and hawaii would be contiguous to something)
It's the same price as the regular DVD set though on sale you still pay a premium for BluRay and the DVDs are housed compactly and neatly in slim cases rather than the horrible packaging of the regular DVD set that fans bemoaned.
"It folds so compactly it makes it an easier lift," he explained.
They came compactly, as if with discipline, while behind, disorderly, yelling confusedly, stooping to pick up rocks, were seventy-five or a hundred of the striking shopmen.
Hunters on South Carolina's Wateree River needed a small rugged dog compactly built for boat travel and able to retrieve on land and water.
The police brought out tattoo guns; dark, compactly filled trash bags; small pots growing with marijuana; and what appeared to be a chemistry set, while Mrs. Hutton bawled and her husband kicked at Jeremy.
Motorists in compactly developed cities that have extensive transit systems can drive nearly 50% less.
They're compactly aggressive welded-steel amalgams of chains, tools and abstract forms whose crisply channeled anger makes "Now Dig This!" one of PST's best early-round exhibitions.
Some substances carry the BTUs more compactly than others.
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