Origin of compression
Related Words for compressionconfining
Examples from the Web for compression
Contemporary Examples of compression
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
May 14, 2013
Allen Guelzo's new history of the civil war, Fateful Lightning, is a masterpiece of compression.David's Book Club: Fateful Lightning
January 19, 2013
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
December 6, 2012
Historical Examples of compression
The necessary heat in this case is produced by the compression of air.The Story of a Tinder-box
Charles Meymott Tidy
That,” said Fred Sanders, with a compression of the lips, “has settled it forever.Adrift on the Pacific
Edward S. Ellis
The resistance of a body to compression does not depend upon its hardness.
A compression spring of this kind has a very wide range of movement.
The progress must be slower, if anything, and with the compression working as a brake.The White Desert
Courtney Ryley Cooper
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.
See data compression.