[kuh m-pak-shuh n, kom-]
Origin of compaction
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Examples from the Web for compaction
This compaction in love will lead to a wealth of certitude in the possession of the truth.The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon
Each is drawing toward the other, but like glass in the mid-state between fusion and compaction a single sand will splinter it.Anima Poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Word Origin and History for compaction
late 14c., from Old French compaction, from Latin compactionem (nominative compactio) "a putting or joining together," noun of action from past participle stem of compingere (see compact (adj.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process by which the porosity of a given form of sediment is decreased as a result of its mineral grains being squeezed together by the weight of overlying sediment or by mechanical means.
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