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English definition of “compact”

compact

adjective     /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?SmallExtremely small compactly     /-li/ adverb SmallExtremely small compactness     /-nəs/ noun [U] SmallExtremely small
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