Was it tough to compress a 700-page book into a two-hour movie?
In the chapter entitled “New Lands: America and the American Voice” Sutherland tries to compress 400 years into his six pages.
If used as a compress it will cure sores and even dislocations.
But we did have to compress time, and we did have to composite some of the characters.
It requires the mental discipline to compress thoughts into the fewest possible words.
One life, one love, is the Christian idea, and into this sluice or mold it has been endeavoring to compress the whole world.
A waistcoat made so tight as slightly to compress the bowels and stomach.
Conceive what it would mean if some force could compress together these widely separated particles until they touched.
Direct the assistant to compress the vein at the root of the ear.
At Cartstatt he was so diligent as to compress the four years' course into three, and graduated in 1873.
1590s in the surgical sense, from compress (v.).
compress com·press (kŏm'prěs')
A soft pad of gauze or other material applied with pressure to a part of the body to control hemorrhage or to supply heat, cold, moisture, or medication to alleviate pain or reduce infection. v. com·pressed, com·press·ing, com·press·es (kəm-prěs')
To press or squeeze together.
1. To feed data through any compression algorithm.
Unix compress was written in C by Joseph M. Orost, James A. Woods et al., and was widely circulated via Usenet. It uses the Lempel-Ziv Welch algorithm and normally produces files with the suffix ".Z".
Compress uses variable length codes. Initially, nine-bit codes are output until they are all used. When this occurs, ten-bit codes are used and so on, until an implementation-dependent maximum is reached.
After every 10 kilobytes of input the compression ratio is checked. If it is decreasing then the entire string table is discarded and information is collected from scratch.