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Noun: compression  kum'pre-shun
  1. An increase in the density of something
    - compaction, concretion, densification
  2. The process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    "the compression of a gas on cooling";
    - condensation, contraction
  3. Encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
  4. Applying pressure
    - compressing

Derived forms: compressions

Type of: concentration, encoding, encryption, press, pressing, pressure, shrinkage, shrinking

Antonym: decompression, rarefaction

Encyclopedia: Compression