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English definition of “compact”

compact

adjective  /kəmˈpækt, kɑm-/  /ˈkɑm·pækt/ us  

compact adjective (CLOSE TOGETHER)

closely or neatly put together: The newer cameras have a flatter, more compact design.

compact

verb [T]  /kəmˈpækt, kɑm-/  /ˈkɑm·pækt/ us  

compact verb [T] (CLOSE TOGETHER)

to press something tightly and solidly together: The morning traffic had compacted the snow until it was a sheet of ice.
(Definition of compact adjective, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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