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English noun: compression

1. compression (event) an increase in the density of something


Synonymscompaction, concretion, densification


Broader (hypernym)concentration

2. compression (event) the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together


SamplesThe contraction of a gas on cooling.


Synonymscondensation, contraction


Broader (hypernym)shrinkage, shrinking


Narrower (hyponym)coarctation, constriction

3. compression (act) encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required


Broader (hypernym)encoding, encryption


Narrower (hyponym)image compression, MPEG


Antonymsdecompression

4. compression (act) applying pressure


Synonymscompressing


Broader (hypernym)press, pressing, pressure


Narrower (hyponym)compaction, condensation, condensing, constriction, crunch, crush, squeeze, squeezing


Antonymsdecompressing, decompression









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