• WordNet 3.6
    • adv compactly taking up no more space than necessary "liquid food compactly stored in a pressurized tank"
    • adv compactly with concise and precise brevity; to the point "Please state your case as succinctly as possible","he wrote compactly but clearly"
    • adv compactly in a compact manner or state "The children were packed compactly into the car"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair
    • adv Compactly In a compact manner; with close union of parts; densely; tersely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.
    • compactly In a compact or condensed manner; closely; concisely; briefly; tersely; neatly.
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  • John Buchan
    John Buchan
    “Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.”
  • Epicurus
    “There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men”
  • Walt Whitman
    “Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.”
  • Henrik Ibsen
    “The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The highest compact we can make with our fellow is --Let there be truth between us two forevermore.”


In literature:

Human government is not founded on any such "social compact" at all.
"The Religious Duty of Obedience to Law" by Ichabod S. Spencer
He seized the strong points of a cause, and presented them with clearness and great compactness.
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
The rock is compact unstratified limestone, in which so many of the famous caverns of the world are found.
"Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland" by George Forrest Browne
The notion of compact is the main source of all the worst vagaries in Rousseau's political speculation.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
So the compact was struck, and the trustee went on to give further information.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
D'autres de pierre calcaire compacte et d'une epaisseur considerable.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
The Swiss had had enough of electioneering tricks, hole-and-corner revolutions, and paper compacts.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The moment you disunite the compact is broken.
"The Sorcery Club" by Elliott O'Donnell
Every letter of the compact should be carried out and no attempt should be made to step beyond its limits.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
A part of the compact under which Redmond was elected to the chair limited the power of the newly chosen.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn

In poetry:

"He was a horse of mighty pow'r,
Compact in frame, and strong of limb;
Went with a chirp from hour to hour;
Whip-cord! 'twas never made for him.
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
They gave me this name like their nature,
Compacted of laughter and tears,
A sweet that was born of the bitter,
A joke that was torn from the years
"Woodbine Willie" by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy
He may live on by compact and plan
When the fine bloom of living is shed,
But God pity the little that's left of a man
When most of his dreams are dead.
"Ghosts of Dreams" by William Herbert Carruth
Do you mean to tell me there should be no fissure?
No glittering, compact drops of dawn?
Do you mean it is wrong, the gold-filmed skin, integument,
shown ruptured?
"PomegranateYOU tell me I am wrong." by D H Lawrence
I labour'd not at any thing exact,
But a short measure, pleasing, and compact,
Which the worst memory might with ease retain,
That heard it only twice, or once again.
"The Author's Letter To A Clergyman, Who Had Desired Him To Put The Catechism Of The Church Of Englan" by Rees Prichard
The General watch'd them from this hill;
They made repeated desperate attempts to burst their environment;
Then drew close together, very compact, their flag flying in the
But O from the hills how the cannon were thinning and thinning them!
"The Centerarian's Story" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Its compact design allows installation in confined line layouts.
Mr Green Car: Dodge Dart: Excellent value in an entry-level compact car .
Compact car ups Chevy's game.
Cruze is what Chevrolet calls its newest compact car , and it makes sense that they're starting with a totally different name.
We head to Streets of Willow racetrack for part 2 of our $25,000 sport compact car comparison.
Replacement for 9-3, Compact Car on Short List.
Latest Saab Compact Car Photos.
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All Japanese brands are returning to normal inventory levels, and the compact car versus midsize car versus compact crossover versus fuel price competition will play out in its purest form in 2012.
CY11 US top 5 compact car vs midsize car sales Compact Midsize.
Great Lakes Compact passes House handily .
Dry soil makes it easier to remove compaction and tillage layers.
The Harrier is not a big airplane, so Trumpeter's 1/32 scale kit builds into a compact display.
Naturally compact varieties are the breeding focus for Hem Genetics.
Premium sound quality, Compact size, Sleek design, and ultra rugged durability.

In science:

Any definably compact group G (definable in a saturated o-minimal expansion of a real closed field) is compactly dominated (by the compact Lie group G/G00 , with its Haar measure m).
Groups, measures, and the NIP
Note that, by 9.3, if G (definably compact in saturated o-minimal expansion of a real closed field) is compactly dominated by H , then H has to coincide with the compact Lie group G/G00 .
Groups, measures, and the NIP
Notice also that in quasi-metric spaces compactness, countable compactness and sequential compactness are different notions (see and ).
Compact operators on spaces with asymmetric norm
Notice that, for µ = ps and ν = qs , the space (X, Y )♭ ps ,qs agrees with (X, Y )∗ s , the (ps , qs )-compact operators are the usual linear compact operators between the normed spaces (X, ps ) and (Y , qs ), so the proposition contains some well known results for compact operators on normed spaces.
Compact operators on spaces with asymmetric norm
Comments As a precaution, we have defined the compactness of an operator A in terms of the precompactness of the image of the unit ball Bp by A, rather than by the relative compactness of A(Bp ) , as in the case of compact operators on usual normed spaces.
Compact operators on spaces with asymmetric norm