compression

  • 1 compression — [ kɔ̃presjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1361; lat. compressio, de comprimere 1 ♦ Action de comprimer. ⇒ pression. Compression de l air. La compression augmente la densité. Spécialt Phase précédant l explosion dans le cycle d un moteur à explosion. Taux de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Compression — may refer to: In physical science Compression (physical), the result of the subjection of a material to compressive stress Compression member, a class of structural elements, of which a column is the most common specific example Compressibility,… …

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  • 3 Compression — Com*pres sion, n. [L. compressio: cf. F. compression.] 1. The act of compressing, or state of being compressed. Compression of thought. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Computers) reduction of the space required for storage (of binary data) by an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 compression — COMPRESSION. s. fém. Action de comprimer, ou l effet qui est produit dans ce qui est comprimé. La compression de l air …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 compression — c.1400, from M.Fr. compression (14c.), from L. compressionem (nom. compressio) a pressing together, noun of action from compress , pp. stem of comprimere (see COMPRESS (Cf. compress)). Related: Compressional wave (1887) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 compression — Compression. s. f. v. L effet qui est produit dans ce qui est comprimé. La compression de l air …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 Compression — (v. lat.), Druck, Zusammendrückung; daher Compressionsfontaine, s. u. Springbrunnen; Compressionsgefäß der Feuerspritze, s. u. Feuerspritze; Compressionsinstrument, so v. w. Compressorium; Compressionskraft, so v. w. Druckkraft;… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 compression — index abridgment (condensation), abstract, blockade (limitation), capsule, centralization, curtailment …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 Compression —   [engl.], Komprimierung …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 compression — ► NOUN 1) the action of compressing or being compressed. 2) the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) of the fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine before ignition. DERIVATIVES compressional adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 compression — [kəm presh′ən] n. [ME < OFr < L compressio] 1. a compressing or being compressed 2. Mech. the compressing of the air fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine just before ignition …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Compression — A&V Improper video signal level caused by nonlinearity in a circuit s transfer function. Results in lack of detail in either the black or white areas of the video picture. Can also be caused by pointing a video camera at a scene that has a total… …

    Audio and video glossary

  • 13 Compression — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Compression d une éprouvette …

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  • 14 compression — (kon pré sion ; en poésie, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Terme de physique. Action exercée sur un corps par une puissance qui tend à en rapprocher les parties constituantes, à en diminuer le volume en en augmentant la densité. •   Ce corps à… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 compression — [1] Applying pressure to a spring, or any springy substance, thus causing it to reduce its length in the direction of the compressing force. [2] Applying pressure to a gas, thus causing a reduction in volume. [3] One of the essential factors in a …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 16 COMPRESSION — n. f. Action de comprimer ou Résultat de cette action. La compression de l’air. Une forte compression. Il se dit figurément de l’Action d’un gouvernement qui empêche les manifestations de la pensée, de la vie politique. La compression des esprits …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 compression — compressional, adj. /keuhm presh euhn/, n. 1. the act of compressing. 2. the state of being compressed. 3. the effect, result, or consequence of being compressed. 4. (in internal combustion engines) the reduction in volume and increase of… …

    Universalium

  • 18 compression — /kəmˈprɛʃən / (say kuhm preshuhn) noun 1. Also, compressure /kəmˈprɛʃə/ (say kuhm preshuh). the act of compressing. 2. Also, compressure /kəmˈprɛʃə/ (say kuhm preshuh). a compressed state. 3. (in some internal combustion engines) the reduction in …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 COMPRESSION — s. f. Action de comprimer, ou L effet qui est produit dans ce qui est comprimé. La compression de l air. Une forte compression …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 compression — A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body in such a way as to tend to increase its density; the decrease in a dimension of a body under the action of two external forces directed toward one another in the same straight line. c. of… …

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