Significado de “compress” - Diccionario inglés

compress en inglés británico

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compressverb [ T ]

uk /kəmˈpres/ us /kəmˈpres/

to press something into a smaller space:

Firmly compress the soil in the pot so that the plant is secure.
compressed air

to make information, a piece of writing, etc. shorter:

The course compresses two year's training into six intensive months.
I managed to compress ten pages of notes into four paragraphs.

to make a computer file use less space when it is stored in the memory of a computer or on a disk, by using a special program:

to compress data/files
compressible
adjective uk /kəmˈpres.ə.bəl/ us /kəmˈpres.ə.bəl/

compressible gas

compressnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒm.pres/ us /ˈkɑːm.pres/

a thick, soft piece of cloth that is pressed to a part of a person's body to stop bleeding or to reduce pain or swelling:

a cold/hot compress

(Definición de compress de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

compress en inglés americano

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compressverb [ T ]

us /kəmˈpres/

compress verb [ T ] (PRESS)

to press something into a smaller space:

Snow in the crater compresses into a fastest-growing glacier.
Firmly compress the dirt in the pot to hold the plant upright.

To compress also means to shorten something so that it takes less time:

Four years of normal mortgage business is being compressed into two months.
compression
noun [ U ] us /kəmˈpreʃ·ən/

data compression

compressnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑm·pres/

compress noun [ C ] (CLOTH)

a thick, soft piece of cloth that is pressed to a part of a person’s body esp. to help a healing process:

Apply warm compresses to the infected area.

(Definición de compress de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

compress en inglés de negocios

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compressverb [ T ]

uk /kəmˈpres/ us

IT to make computer information take up less space in memory or on a disk, by using a special program:

Mega sites such as YouTube compress data to accommodate huge numbers of videos.
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compression
noun [ U ] /kəmˈpreʃən/

Video formats like VCD and DVD both use MPEG data compression to store the picture and sound information.

(Definición de compress de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)