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compressibility

[ kuhm-pres-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ k蓹m藢pr蓻s 蓹藞b瑟l 瑟 ti /
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noun, plural com路press路i路bil路i路ties for 2.
the quality or state of being compressible.
Physics. the reciprocal of the bulk modulus, equal to the ratio of the fractional change in volume to the stress applied to a body.
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Origin of compressibility

First recorded in 1685鈥95; compressible + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM compressibility

non路com路pres路si路bil路i路ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for compressibility

compressibility
/ (k蓹m藢pr蓻s瑟藞b瑟l瑟t瑟) /

noun
the ability to be compressed
physics the reciprocal of the bulk modulus; the ratio of volume strain to stress at constant temperatureSymbol: k
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