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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the act of crushing
  • n. an increase in the density of something


From French compaction, from Latin compactionem, from compingere. (Wiktionary)


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