• WordNet 3.6
    • n decompression relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
    • n decompression restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n decompression Relief from pressure; specifically, relief from excessive atmospheric or hydrostatic pressure.
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In literature:

We may say that the modern decompression operation, so much in vogue, is the oldest known surgical procedure.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
With Tom, it was only a matter of decompression and he soon was up and about.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
Paul Bert exposed 24 dogs to pressure of 7-91/2 atmospheres and "decompressed" them rapidly in 1-4 minutes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Now tell us what else you and your friends are cooking for us, or by the Big Silence, you'll be a drifting, explosively decompressed mummy!
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
We have seen marked relief follow a temporal decompression operation.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Going deeper would mean stopping for decompression on the way up.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Let Henderson decompress in his own good time, then sound him out on Noda's chilling proposition.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Thank heavens, he was taken to the decompression chamber instead of the police station!
"Signal in the Dark" by Mildred A. Wirt
A decompression done at once would be indicated.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield

In news:

When conservative measures fail, endoscopic decompression may provide pain relief of Morton's neuroma.
Authorities say the flight from Phoenix to Sacramento, Calif, was diverted to Yuma due to rapid decompression in the plane.
Missionaries decompress, return to nature's roots on Kenya's world-class grassland .
Missionaries decompress, return to nature's roots on Kenya's world-class grassland.
Attempts at treating this patient's obstipation medically with rectal tube decompression, bowel rest, and enemas failed.
Which Decompression System Should You Choose.
Hectic schedules leave precious few hours for decompressing, much less sorting the mail.
Yasko, a 10-year-old police dog , went back to work shortly after undergoing decompression surgery.
I have acted well and poorly in their establishment, used it for celebrations and decompressions numerous times since it opened in March.
On April 28, 1988, Aloha Airlines Flight 243, then one of the most used early-model Boeing 737s, suffered explosive decompression upon climbing to FL240.
The Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chainsaw features a Smart Start decompression valve and a newly designed starter handle to reduce pulling force and provide a firm, sturdy grip.
Amsterdam to hold 'Election Decompression' roundtable .
This pose looks simple — and it is — but it also is delivering a lot of benefits: It opens up your shoulders , stretches your hamstrings and decompresses your spine.
Surgeons are performing more dangerous, difficult, and expensive spine surgeries involving fusion rather than simpler less expensive decompression procedures, with far more mortality and complications.
Turns out, very much like us: dogs have a storage of memories locked in their minds, and just like us, decompress during sleep and relive those stored thoughts.

In science:

Indeed, in the βη case, it is in general not true that every compression must have a matching decompression.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Then the path from y to x in X gets “compressed” at the type application xa and is never “decompressed”.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
In this procedure, a configuration is compressed (or decompressed) using very small steps in density until the bulk and shear moduli vanished (or nonzero moduli develop), as described in Section IIB in Ref. .
Comment on "Jamming at zero temperature and zero applied stress: The epitome of disorder"
Although from the information theory viewpoint the above algorithms are lossy (comments, original formatting and original variable names may be lost), the Prolog program obtained after compression and decompression is equivalent to the original one.
Efficient Compression of Prolog Programs
The extractors and decompressors that are developed lead directly to new characterizations of some effective dimensions in terms of optimal decompression by Turing reductions.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Section 3 introduces the concepts of compression and decompression via reductions, and also gives definitions and background for effective dimension.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Section 5, which appeared in preliminary form as , uses techniques developed in section 4 to show that every sequence is optimally decompressible from a random one.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
In fact, there is a single OTM M that achieves the minimum decompression ratio in each case.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Not only is every string s computable from a random string r , but r is an optimal ly compact representation of s. G´acs showed that his reduction achieves a decompression ratio of 1: for any n, n + o(n) bits of R are required to compute n bits of S .
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
This result gives a way to associate with each sequence S another sequence R that is an optimally compressed representation of S , decompressible by a single, universal reduction machine.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
However, due to the existence of the optimal constructive martingale d and the fact that we require only the decompression direction to be computable, we need not approximate the optimal decompression ratio from above; we can actually achieve it using d.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Hence a single OTM M implements the “optimal decompression”.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
See for a collection of similar compression and decompression characterizations of finite-state dimension.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Theorem 3.14, however, characterizes pi -dimension in terms of optimal pi -computable decompression if pi -computable compression (i.e., reversibility) is also required.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Every sequence is decompressible from a random one.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression