Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of compacting or the state of being compacted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making or the state of being compact.
  • noun A compact or an agreement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The act of making compact, or the state of being compact.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of compacting something, or something that has been compacted.

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

  • noun the act of crushing
  • noun an increase in the density of something

Etymologies

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From French compaction, from Latin compactionem, from compingere.

Examples

  • In Mexico, proper compaction is in the very infancy of technology.

    Sagging Patio Floor

  • In Mexico, proper compaction is in the very infancy of technology.

    Sagging Patio Floor

  • In Mexico, proper compaction is in the very infancy of technology.

    Sagging Patio Floor

  • In Mexico, proper compaction is in the very infancy of technology.

    Sagging Patio Floor

  • In Mexico, proper compaction is in the very infancy of technology.

    Sagging Patio Floor

  • Consequently, high and low moisture contents will result in poor compaction, which is synonymous with low density.

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  • Gelderman said soil compaction occurs when soil particles are pushed together, reducing the soil pore spaces.

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  • As noted in the Feb. 27 issue of the Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management News, maximum soil compaction occurs when soil moisture is at or near field capacity.

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  • a 33% compaction, which is well will be a formula upgrade.

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  • Hence, this is called 'compaction' to distinguish it from other forms of defragmentation.

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