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"compact" in British English

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compactadjective

uk   /kəmˈpækt/ us   /kəmˈpækt/
compactly
adverb uk   /kəmˈpækt.li/ us   /kəmˈpækt.li/
compactness
noun [U] uk   /kəmˈpækt.nəs/ us   /kəmˈpækt.nəs/

compactnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒm.pækt/ us   /ˈkɑːm.pækt/

compactverb [T]

uk   /kəmˈpækt/ us   /kəmˈpækt/ formal
(Definition of compact from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"compact" in American English

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compactadjective

us   /kəmˈpækt, kɑm-/ /ˈkɑm·pækt/
  • compact adjective (CLOSE TOGETHER)

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

compactverb [T]

us   /kəmˈpækt, kɑm-/ /ˈkɑm·pækt/
  • 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.

compactnoun [C]

us   /ˈkɑm·pækt/
  • compact noun [C] (AGREEMENT)

an agreement between two or more people, organizations, or countries: The parties to the settlement made a compact not to reveal any details.
  • compact noun [C] (CAR)

a small car: Compacts are easier to park than full-size cars and save on gas.
  • compact noun [C] (CASE)

a small, flat case that usually contains face powder and a mirror
(Definition of compact from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “compact”
in Korean 소형의, 조밀한…
in Arabic مُدمَج…
in Malaysian padat…
in French compact…
in Russian компактный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊湊的, 密實的, 小巧的…
in Italian compatto…
in Turkish herşeyi barındıran, derli toplu, kullanışlı…
in Polish niewielki, niewielkich rozmiarów…
in Spanish compacto…
in Vietnamese chật ních…
in Portuguese compacto…
in Thai ที่อัดแน่น…
in German kompakt…
in Catalan compacte…
in Japanese コンパクトな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧凑的, 密实的, 小巧的…
in Indonesian padat…
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