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1 compact /kəmˈpækt/ adjective
1 compact
/kəmˈpækt/
adjective
Learner's definition of COMPACT
[more compact; most compact]
: smaller than other things of the same kind
: using little space and having parts that are close together
: closely or firmly packed or joined together
of a person or animal : short but solid and strong

— compactly

adverb

— compactness

/kəmˈpæktnəs/ noun [noncount]
2 compact /kəmˈpækt/ verb
compacts; compacted; compacting
2 compact
/kəmˈpækt/
verb
compacts; compacted; compacting
Learner's definition of COMPACT
: to press (something) so that it is harder and fills less space
[+ object]
[no object]

— compactor

also compacter /kəmˈpæktɚ/ noun, plural compactors also compacters [count]
3 compact /ˈkɑːmˌpækt/ noun
plural compacts
3 compact
/ˈkɑːmˌpækt/
noun
plural compacts
Learner's definition of COMPACT
[count]
: a small flat case containing powder or makeup for a woman's face see picture at grooming
US : a small car compare subcompact
compare 4compact
4 compact /ˈkɑːmˌpækt/ noun
plural compacts
4 compact
/ˈkɑːmˌpækt/
noun
plural compacts
Learner's definition of COMPACT
[count] formal
: an agreement between two or more people or groups
compare 3compact
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