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compact

adjective uk   us   /kəmˈpækt/
consisting of parts that are positioned together closely or in a tidy way, using very little space: compact soil/sand a compact camera/bag What a compact office! How did you fit so much into so little space?
compactly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
compactness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

compact

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒm.pækt/  us   /ˈkɑːm-/

compact noun [C] (CASE)

a small, flat case that contains women's face powder: a powder compact

compact noun [C] (CAR)

US a small car

compact noun [C] (AGREEMENT)

formal a formal agreement between two or more people, organizations, or countries: [+ to infinitive] They made a compact not to reveal any details.

compact

verb [T] uk   us   /kəmˈpækt/ formal
to press something together in a tight and solid way: Cars had compacted the snow until it was like ice.
Translations of “compact”
in Arabic مُدمَج…
in Korean 소형의, 조밀한…
in Malaysian padat…
in French compact…
in Turkish herşeyi barındıran, derli toplu, kullanışlı…
in Italian compatto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊湊的, 密實的, 小巧的…
in Russian компактный…
in Polish niewielki, niewielkich rozmiarów…
in Vietnamese chật ních…
in Spanish compacto…
in Portuguese compacto…
in Thai ที่อัดแน่น…
in German kompakt…
in Catalan compacte…
in Japanese コンパクトな…
in Indonesian padat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧凑的, 密实的, 小巧的…
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