Compaction \Com*pac"tion\, n. [L. compactio.] The act of making compact, or the state of being compact. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • compaction — ● compaction nom féminin (de compact) En métallurgie des poudres, densification résultant d une compression ou d un traitement thermomécanique. compaction [kɔ̃paksjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. D. i.; de compact. ❖ ♦ Géol., techn. Densification; création d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • compaction — late 14c., from O.Fr. compaction, from L. compactionem a putting or joining together, noun of action from stem of compingere (see COMPACT (Cf. compact) (adj.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Compaction — Compaction. См. Уплотнение. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • compaction — [kəm pak′shən] n. a compacting or being compacted; compression …   English World dictionary

  • compaction —    A decrease in the volume of a mass of sediments from any cause. In general, compaction may be regarded as the decrease in the thickness of sediments, as a result of an increase in vertical compressive stress, and is synonymous with ‘one… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Compaction — Régression et dégradation des sols Pour les articles homonymes, voir Régression. Dans le domaine de la pédologie et de l écologie, la régression et la dégradation sont des processus d évolution associés à une perte d équilibre d un sol… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • compaction — Process that occurs during the morula stage of embryogenesis in which blastomeres increase their cell cell contact area and develop gap junctions. In mice compaction occurs at the 8 cell stage and after this the developmental fate of each cell… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • compaction — /keuhm pak sheuhn, kom /, n. 1. the act of compacting or the state of being compacted. 2. Geol. the consolidation of sediments resulting from the weight of overlying deposits. [1350 1400; ME compaccioun < L compaction (s. of compactio) a joining …   Universalium

  • compaction — noun The process of compacting something, or something that has been compacted. At Smithfield Frith is being shovelled up, his youth, his grace, his learning and his beauty: a compaction of mud, grease, charred bone …   Wiktionary

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