|p. p. & a.||1.||Joined or held together; leagued; confederated.|
|2.||Composed or made; - with of.|
|3.||Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.|
|4.||Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; |
|v. t.||1.||To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; - as the parts which compose a body.|
|2.||To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.|
|n.||1.||An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.|
|Noun||1.||compact - a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse|
Synonyms: powder compact
|2.||compact - a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action|
|3.||compact - a small and economical car|
Synonyms: compact car
|Verb||1.||compact - have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"|
|2.||compact - compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"|
|3.||compact - make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"|
|4.||compact - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"|
|Adj.||1.||compact - closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"|
loose - not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
|2.||compact - closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"|
|3.||compact - heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man"|
|4.||compact - briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"|
COMPACT, contracts. In its more general sense, it signifies an agreement. In its strict sense, it imports a contract between parties, which creates obligations and rights capable of being enforced, and contemplated as such between the parties, in their distinct and independent characters. Story, Const. B. 3, c. 3; Rutherf. Inst. B. 2, c. 6, Sec. 1. 2. The constitution of the United States declares that "no state shall, without the consent of congress, enter into agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power." See 11 Pet: 1; 8 Wheat. 1 Bald. R. 60; 11 Pet. 185.
|compact - 1. (Or "finite", "isolated") In domain theory, an element d
of a cpo D is compact if and only if, for any chain S, a
subset of D,|
d <= lub S => there exists s in S such that d <= s.
I.e. you always reach d (or better) after a finite number of steps up the chain.
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