• WordNet 3.6
    • n compressor a mechanical device that compresses gasses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Compressor (Anat) Anything which serves to compress
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compressor One who or that which compresses. Specifically— In surgery, an instrument used for compressing some part of the body, for which it is adapted in form.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Compressor anything that compresses; a muscle that compresses certain parts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. compressāre, com, together, and pressāre, to press—premĕre, pressum, to press.


In literature:

These compressors were designed by MM.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891" by Various
Down all levers and set Compressors.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The compressor moaned and expired.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
We also overhauled the starboard air-compressor and one of the periscope motors which had been jarred by the shock of the first explosion.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
It was fitted with compressors, leading to a tube that left the ship under water.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
The tourniquet is a less manageable and not more certain compressor of the arterial trunk than is the hand of an intelligent assistant.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
If possible, examine an air-compressor and find out the means used for cooling the air.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The compressor was released.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
It was Murray's camp, and the engine and the compressor were driving his diamond drill.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
Naturally the compressor also adds considerably to the engine's weight.
"The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928" by Robert B. Meyer

In news:

According to fire officials, a hose broke off one of the hot oil compressors , spilling hot oil and igniting a fire.
The company's sprinkler system was activated and kept the fire contained to the compressor room.
Nearby residents feared the possibility of a compressor station.
As a result, Performer PSH heat pump scroll compressors now offer a heating capacity range of 19 to 80 kW, thanks to liquid injection technology.
The compressor 's 149 F saturated condensing temperature allows for safe hot sanitary water production and comfortable space heating, even with old radiator systems.
Rotary Pump and Compressor .
The 27-page report says the cooling water supply to the compressor was severely reduced in the hour before the explosion, and that two other compressors had already shut off because of overheating.
Investigator John Steinbach says the plant experienced a severe reduction of cooling water flow to it's compressors .
This caused one compressor to overheat, leading to the explosion and fire that claimed a life.
Turbo Compressor On Engine in United Nations.
Turbo Compressor and Joe Bravo are in complete control in the United Nations Stakes.
Turbo Compressor , ridden with precision by Joe Bravo, put his six rivals to sleep and coasted to a 1 3/4-length victory over.
Drew Johnson, branch manager, Kaeser Compressors .
For a major component failure, the cost of the repair often may exceed 50% of the cost to buy a new compressor .
Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire the Ekomak Group, a Turkish manufacturer of industrial screw compressors , in a move that Atlas Copco officials said strengthening its market position in the region.

In science:

We initialize the compressor mapping with random initial conditions and run the algorithm for a very low rate (large value for the Lagrangian parameter λ).
On Constrained Randomized Quantization
We find the necessary conditions of optimality of constrained compressor and expander mappings at fixed and variable rate, by setting the functional derivative of the total cost (Jc ) to zero.
On Constrained Randomized Quantization
Surprisingly, the optimally constrained compressor mapping remains unchanged (compared to the unconstrained optimal compressor) and the only modification of the optimally constrained expander mapping is simple scaling.
On Constrained Randomized Quantization
In Section 2 the general method for construction randomness testing algorithms basing on lossless data compressors is described.
Using Information Theory Approach to Randomness Testing
On the other hand, the archivers have shown high efficiency in practise as compressors of texts, DNA sequences and many other types of real data.
Universal Codes as a Basis for Nonparametric Testing of Serial Independence for Time Series