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A short-story writer (his “The Evils of Spain” could be read along with this book), Pritchett was a master of compression.Book Bag: Paul Theroux’s Favorite Inner-Journey Travel Books|Paul Theroux|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Allen Guelzo's new history of the civil war, Fateful Lightning, is a masterpiece of compression.
He insisted they were just the result of “literary license” and “compression,” suggesting Relin was complicit.The Death of Co-Author of ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Is Ruled Suicide|Michael Daly|December 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now observe a mass first subjected to compression, and next to tension.Inventors at Work|George Iles
Compression of the artery makes no difference in the size or tension of the swelling.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The compression around my chest was like that of a tightening band of iron.Swept Out to Sea|W. Bertram Foster
The fifteenth point concerns steel in compression in reinforced concrete columns or beams.Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design|Edward Godfrey
This compression will be vastly increased through the simultaneous opening of the eight circular speaking ports SP.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
British Dictionary definitions for compression
Word Origin and History for compression
c.1400, from Middle French compression (14c.), from Latin compressionem (nominative compressio) "a pressing together," noun of action from past participle stem of comprimere (see compress (v.)). Related: Compressional. Compressional wave is attested from 1887.
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See data compression.