from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to compress; resisting compression: mounds of incompressible garbage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not compressible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not compressible; incapable of being reduced by force or pressure into a smaller compass or volume; resisting compression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not compressible; incapable of being reduced in volume by pressure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. incapable of being compressed; resisting compression
If I read it right, he’s claiming that IC structures are, according to information theory, necessarily random in your #2 sense of incompressible, which is clearly at odds with reality.
Instead of using an internal bladder to compress the carbon fiber from inside, the patented process involves some kind of solid, incompressible material that forms an inner mold for the rims.
Energetic cost to space is the same for everyone and essentially incompressible ...
But ultimately our acceptance of terrible poverty amidst such extravagant and nearly incompressible wealth is possible because we underestimate the heart of our nation.
The discussions remind me of the massless beams, frictionless planes, and inviscid/incompressible flows that dot the physics and engineering pedagogy: very useful to a point, and wildly inaccurate past that point.
Water is the obvious material, since it is abundant, cheap, and has the interesting property of being incompressible.
This is a revolutionary new concept in thermodynamics -- an incompressible ideal gas!
Although there are many named variants and special cases, the fundamental equations are the incompressible Navier-Stokes for Newtonian fluids.
In their most compact form, they comprise a pair of vector partial differential equations (PDEs): one expresses the forces acting (pressure, viscosity and body forces); the other is the continuity equation, which says that divergence of the velocity field is zero for an incompressible fluid (that is, 'what comes in, goes out').
Water is much less compressible than air (water is virtually incompressible).