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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pact /kəmˈpækt, kɑmˈ, ˈkɑmˌ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·pact /kəmˈpækt, kɑmˈ, ˈkɑmˌ/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pact p. p. & a.
 1. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated. [Obs.] Compact with her that's gone.”
    A pipe of seven reeds, compact with wax together.   --Peacham.
 2. Composed or made; -- with of. [Poetic]
 A wandering fire,
 Compact of unctuous vapor.   --Milton.
 3. Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
    Glass, crystal, gems, and other compact bodies.   --Sir I. Newton.
 4. Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.
 Syn: -- Firm; close; solid; dense; pithy; sententious.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pact, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Compacting.]
 1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body.
    Now the bright sun compacts the precious stone.   --Blackstone.
 2. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
    The whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth.   --Eph. iv. 16.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pact n.  An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
    The law of nations depends on mutual compacts, treaties, leagues, etc.   --Blackstone.
    Wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.   --Macaulay.
    The federal constitution has been styled a compact between the States by which it was ratified.   --Wharton.
 Syn: -- See Covenant.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact
             soil"; "compact clusters of flowers" [ant: loose]
      2: closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a
         dense population"; "thick crowds" [syn: dense, thick]
      3: heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact
         build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a
         thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man" [syn: heavyset,
          stocky, thick, thickset]
      4: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and
         compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy";
         "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a
         wide-ranging subject" [syn: compendious, succinct, summary]
      n 1: a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a
           woman's purse [syn: powder compact]
      2: a signed written agreement between two or more parties
         (nations) to perform some action [syn: covenant, concordat]
      3: a small and economical car [syn: compact car]
      v 1: have the property of being packable or compactable or of
           compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such
           odd-shaped items do not pack well" [syn: pack]
      2: compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box" [syn: pack,
         bundle, wad]
      3: make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the
         data" [syn: compress, pack together] [ant: decompress]
      4: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the
         spasm contracted the muscle" [syn: compress, constrict,
          squeeze, contract, press]