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English definition of “compact”

compact

noun [C] (CAR)   /ˈkɑm·pækt/
a small car: Compacts are easier to park than full-size cars and save on gas.
(Definition of compact noun (CAR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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