Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That can be compressed: compressible packing materials; a compressible box.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. able to be compressed
  • adj. Containing a circle that does not serve as the boundary of a disk that lies in the surface, but does serve as boundary of a disk that lies in the ambient manifold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being pressed together or forced into a narrower compass, as an elastic or spongy substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being forced or compressed into a smaller space or narrower compass; yielding to pressure; condensable: as, gases are compressible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being easily compressed
  • adj. capable of being compressed or made more compact

Etymologies

Probably from French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • About mid-day the pulse has come down to 80; and though feeble and compressible, is a very respectable pulse.

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  • This suggests that some parts of the brain are more 'compressible' than others, he said.

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  • Your other options are. tif,. gif and. png (among others), but most of the time you'll use. jpg files because they're compressible, meaning able to be shrunk and downloaded quicker.

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  • The file size (bitrate) will vary depending on how "compressible" your video is.

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  • Of course, when you "Download Your Information," it's still a cloud of bits and bytes, a compressible, zappable zip.

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  • In this case however, the average distribution is important since the pattern is specified as a result of it being algorithmically compressible (as a result of its digits 'average distribution).

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  • So, it is easier for chance the “find” one of the less compressible patterns, because there are more patterns with the same lower compressibility than there are patterns with the same higher compressibility — in the above case there are only 2 out of 1,073,741,824 patterns which have the highest compressibility and those two patterns are shown above in the repeating 1s and the repeating 0s.

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  • In this case K (T) as the Kolmogrov Complexity is used to calculate the number of specified patterns since the pattern is specified as a result of it being algorithmically compressible.

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  • CJYman: The only difference is that you think, without providing any evidence to back up your assertions, that CSI is not clear and rigorous enough†¦ FYI, a door opening and closing and represented as 101010101 can be described as law-like by a mathematical description of regularities (an algorithmically compressible pattern) and is thus ruled out of consideration.

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  • That is the case, since the less compressible the pattern is, the more it becomes algorithmically complex and the more random it becomes.

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