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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


4. compression (act) applying pressure


Broader (hypernym)press, pressing, pressure

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

Antonymsdecompressing, decompression

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