Meaning of “compress” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /kəmˈpres/

to make something smaller, especially by pressing it, so that it uses less space or time:

compressed air
The course compresses two years' training into six months.

to use a special program to make information on a computer use less space

compression uk us /kəmˈpreʃən/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “compress” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)