• 4 Spliced for compression
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compressibility the property of being able to occupy less space
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ice plant compression pumps Ice plant compression pumps

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice
    • n Compressibility The quality of being compressible of being compressible; as, the compressibility of elastic fluids.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compressibility The quality of being compressible, or of yielding to pressure; the quality of being capable of compression into a smaller space or compass: as, the compressibility of elastic fluids. The compressibility of bodies arises from their porosity; when a body is compressed into a smaller bulk, the size of its pores is diminished, or its constituent particles are brought into closer contact, while its quantity of matter remains the same. All bodies probably are compressible in a greater or less degree. Those bodies which return to their former shape and dimensions when the compressing force is removed are said to be elastic. See elastic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Compressibility the property that bodies have of being reduced in volume by pressure—the ratio of the amount of compression per unit volume to the compressing force applied
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    “He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.”
  • Robert Burchfield
    Robert Burchfield
    “The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.”
  • John Morely
    John Morely
    “The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. compressibilité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. compressāre, com, together, and pressāre, to press—premĕre, pressum, to press.


In literature:

The moraine is in a state of longitudinal compression.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Aether we relegate to a distinct species of Matter which has inertia, rigidity, elasticity, compressibility, but NOT HEAVINESS.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
The head of the Quichua is an oblong longitudinal, somewhat compressed at the sides.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Miss Prime's lips were compressed, and she seemed more aggressively busy than usual.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
But iron is not compressible, and water is not compressible.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
The air cannot escape and is, therefore, compressed.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
If I could compress a sufficiently large quantity of air inside the craft, I would add to its weight.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
Their parts are highly movable; they are compressible and expansible, and their volumes are inversely as the weight compressing them.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
His great thick lips were compressed athwart his face in a grotesque expression of joy.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
It was necessary for me to bathe your head with cold compresses.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
The elastic, compressible, and dilatable fluid encompassing the terraqueous globe.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There is more power in the compress than any one who is not familiar with its use, can imagine.
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
A big thought, compressed into small compass, was fatal to his foe.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Her eyes were unnaturally bright, and her lips were compressed, as if she had made, and was strong to keep, some dark resolve.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
The cells have thick walls, but usually the compressed or flattened form.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Too many critics and writers seem to entertain the idea that the short story is the result of compression, but emphatically that is not true.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
If we were to compress the description of Mr.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
When compressed the stem splits into pieces which curl outwards elastically.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
If gases be compressed, their heat-retaining capacity will be reduced in proportion.
"Harper's Round Table, August 13, 1895" by Various
Direct Compression, and Can System.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

In poetry:

Like Progne, did it feel the stress
And coil of the prevailing words
Close round its being, and compress
Man's ampler nature to a bird's?
"Phoebe" by James Russell Lowell
Few there are without possessing
Some good virtue in their heart,
Whence, beneath love's soft compressing,
As from flowers, sweet perfumes start.
"Reality" by Walter Richard Cassels
The marriage day at length arriv'd,
The Priest bestow'd his blessing:
A clasp of orient pearl fast bound
A zone of amber circling round,
Her slender waist compressing.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
The bosoms of the great and good
With wonder and delight he view'd,
And fix'd his empire there:
Him, close compressing to his breast,
The sire of gods and men address'd,
"My son, my heav'nly fair!
"An Hymn To Humanity To S. P. G. Esp;" by Phillis Wheatley
Silently, with lips compressed,
Pale hands clasped above her breast,
Stately brow of anguish high,
Deathlike cheek, but dauntless eye;
Silently, o'er that red plain, Moved the lady 'midst the slain.
"The Lady Of Provence" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
"And my ample form much smaller grew,
By the cold compressed to a drop of dew;
Then down I fell, swift as bounding deer,
And knew no more till I fell right here;
But how I became so like a feather
Is problem I can unravel never.
"The Frost On The Window" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Revision of C1231 / C1231M - 10a Standard Practice for Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Concrete Cylinders.
WK36208 Standard Practice for Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Concrete Cylinders.
As fun as the first half of the compressed.
A Phillips screwdriver was used to loosen the expansion pin allowing it to compress back together for removal.
Resolved Moments During Compression Helical Products Company.
Vascular Solutions is the exclusive distributor of the R-Band radial hemostasis compression device in the United States under an agreement entered into with Lepu Medical Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd, developer and manufacturer of the device.
Transradial Compression Bracelet Aids Hemostasis .
A second generation transradial compression bracelet is designed to obtain a stable compression of the radial artery.
Revision of C109 / C109M - 11b Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in.
Fast and easy image compression.
When the thumb slide is pushed forward, it compresses the opening spring.
If we agree that interlacing is a compression technique, then feeding an interlaced signal to the input of an MPEG encoder is effectively using two codecs in tandem.
Marty Burr, Rock Hill's performance manager, connects a city truck to a compressed natural gas pump.
It forms a 35.5 x 48" rectangular bale, with a 92.5" heavy-duty pickup and a pre-compression chamber.
Physio-Control has acquired Swedish-based Jolife AB, the developer and manufacturer the automated Lucas Chest Compression System.

In science:

These results provide a theoretical vantage point on an area of recent intense interest in signal processing, appearing variously under the labels “Compressed Sensing” or “Compressive Sampling”.
Counting the Faces of Randomly-Projected Hypercubes and Orthants, with Applications
If gravitating matter satisfies standard conditions (energy density is positive, energy dominance condition is valid), any cosmological solution is not limited in the time, and before the expansion stage cosmological solution contains the compression stage and regular transition from compression to expansion.
To theory of gravitational interaction
When a mixture of non-orthogonal strings is compressed using a variable length string, the resulting compressed state may be in a superposition of different lengths.
Second Quantized Kolmogorov Complexity
At the core of Shannon theory is the study of how far mathematical objects such as sequences and functions can be compressed without losing their identity, and if compressed further, how much their structure will be distorted.
The transmission sense of information
As an estimate of the complexity K (x) of a sequence x we use a standard compression algorithm (Gzip, which is a variation of the algorithm of ) to compress x.
Algorithmic complexity and randomness in elastic solids
Let M denote the ratio of the compressed length divided by the uncompressed length of the system and let O denote this ratio for the output sequence. A large M (or O) means that the compressed length is larger hence the complexity of the system (or output sequence) is larger.
Algorithmic complexity and randomness in elastic solids
Compressed Sensing (CS) The relatively new topic of Compressed (Compressive) Sensing (CS) which was originally introduced in and further extended in , and deals with sampling of sparse signals, in general.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
Compressive Sensing in Sensor Networks: Most natural phenomena in SN’s are compressible through representation in a natural basis .
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
The inverse of sensing capacity is the compression rate; i.e., the ratio of the number of measurements to the number of signal dimensions which characterizes the minimum rate to which the source can be compressed.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
Since any closed surface in S 3 is compressible, there exists a compressing disk D for F in S 3 .
Waist and trunk of knots
While applications of “pure ” mathematics to Compressed Sensing are expected and indeed quite common, the reverse direction – from Compressed Sensing to mathematics – is still rarely seen.
On the Role of Sparsity in Compressed Sensing and Random Matrix Theory
Indeed, a trivial approximation argument extends our invertibility bound from sparse to compressible vectors (one just need to approximate a compressible vector by a sparse one and use that the error of this approximation c′ can only blow up by a factor kAk = O(N 1/2 )).
On the Role of Sparsity in Compressed Sensing and Random Matrix Theory
In the pure system, the quantum phase transition between the SF (no gap and finite compressibility) and the insulator (gapped and no compressibility) phases occurs.
Study of Kosterlitz-Thouless transition of Bose systems governed by a random potential using quantum Monte Carlo simulations
Since the SF and the BG phases are compressible, the compressibility should be finite also at the critical point.
Study of Kosterlitz-Thouless transition of Bose systems governed by a random potential using quantum Monte Carlo simulations
The compressibility is calculated for various system sizes, but little size dependency of compressibility is apparent.
Study of Kosterlitz-Thouless transition of Bose systems governed by a random potential using quantum Monte Carlo simulations