Definition of compression:
muscle contraction, artificial intelligence, telescoping, condensate, compaction, background processing, A-D conversion, batch, squeeze, authentication, contraction, crush, AI, conglutination, coalition, constricting, authoring, densification, squeezing, ABEND, access time, pinch, coalescency, concretion, muscular contraction, crunch, alpha test, capsule, abridgment, calculus, condensation, coalescence, tighten, nip, press, confining, contracting, compressing, compacting, constriction, condensing.
- contraction (part of speech: noun)
- shrinkage (part of speech: noun)
- decrease (part of speech: noun)
- "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.
Thick and auburn hair, the colour of which, not common to the Romans, was ascribed to his descent from the Teuton emperor, clustered in large curls above a high and expansive forehead; and even the present thoughtful compression of the brow could not mar the aspect of latent power, which it derived from that great breadth between the eyes, in which the Grecian sculptors of old so admirably conveyed the expression of authority, and the silent energy of command.- "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
The horns have a very considerable lateral compression towards the base, where their extent fore and aft is nearly double of that from side to side; upwards from the base the lateral compression becomes gradually less, and towards their tips the horns are nearly rounded.- "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.