from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being compact

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being compact; close union of parts; density.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being compact.
  • n. Terseness; condensation; conciseness, as of expression or style.

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

  • n. the consistency of a compact solid
  • n. the spatial property of being crowded together


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  • I think the compactness will be a big selling point.

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  • The meaning, then, of the Hebrew word rendered firmament is so utterly removed from the notion of compactness, or solidity, or metallic or crystalline spheres, that it is derived from the very opposite; the fineness or tenuity produced by processes of expansion.

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  • This way I can remove the navigation bar for extra vertical compactness, which is very important on my eeePC with its 600 pixels vertical.


  • Sorry, I missed the final paragraph of my comment about Congress; I just said that removing AV feeds from the chamber and committees, and adopting some kind of compactness rule for legislation are the first step in fixing the problem.

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  • The Supreme Court and lower courts have identified a variety of factors such as compactness, contiguity, respect for political subdivisions, respect for communities of interest, and protection of incumbents (and other political factors), as traditional redistricting principles.

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  • The criteria for drawing districts would include factors such as compactness and competitiveness. - News

  • "Tokyo has exceeded the pass marks in core points" such as compactness and financial guarantees, the influential newspaper Asahi Shimbun said.


  • Now you can use all Flash format advantages, such as compactness, easy distribution, high compatibility with all browsers and OSs.

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  • This kind of compactness in the structure of FadD13 will lead to reduced inter-atomic distances between phosphate group of ATP and the P-loop of the protein thus making the interactions for binding more stronger.

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  • "Edy is an experienced trainer who can give tranquility and compactness, which is exactly what Lazio need right now.


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