Compressing
Compress Com*press", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compressed}; p. pr & vb. n. {Compressing}.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water. [1913 Webster]

Events of centuries . . . compressed within the compass of a single life. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster]

The same strength of expression, though more compressed, runs through his historical harangues. --Melmoth. [1913 Webster]

2. To embrace sexually. [Obs.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. (Computers) to reduce the space required for storage (of binary data) by an algorithm which converts the data to a smaller number of bits while preserving the information content. The compressed data is usually decompressed to recover the initial data format before subsequent use. [PJC]

Syn: To crowd; squeeze; condense; reduce; abridge. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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