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Compact vs. Compress — What's the Difference?

Compact vs. Compress — What's the Difference?

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Compact

Closely and firmly united or packed together; dense
Compact clusters of flowers.
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Compress

Compress is a Unix shell compression program based on the LZW compression algorithm. Compared to more modern compression utilities such as gzip and bzip2, compress performs faster and with less memory usage, at the cost of a significantly lower compression ratio.
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Compact

Occupying little space compared with others of its type
A compact camera.
A compact car.
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Compress

To press together
Compressed her lips.
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Compact

Brief and to the point; concise
A compact narration.
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Compress

To make more compact by or as if by pressing.
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Compact

Marked by or having a short solid physique
A wrestler of compact build.
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Compress

(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal
Compressed the file so that it could be downloaded more quickly.
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Compact

To press or join firmly together
A kitchen device that compacted the trash.
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Compress

(Medicine) A soft pad of gauze or other material applied with pressure to a part of the body to control hemorrhage or to supply heat, cold, moisture, or medication to alleviate pain or reduce infection.
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Compact

To make by pressing or joining together; compose.
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Compress

A machine for compressing material.
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Compact

To consolidate; combine.
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Compress

(transitive) To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume.
The force required to compress a spring varies linearly with the displacement.
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Compact

To be capable of being pressed tightly together or to become so pressed
Garbage that compacts easily.
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Compress

(intransitive) To be pressed together or folded by compression into a more economic, easier format.
Our new model compresses easily, ideal for storage and travel
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Compact

A small case containing a mirror, pressed powder, and a powder puff.
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Compress

(transitive) To condense into a more economic, easier format.
This chart compresses the entire audit report into a few lines on a single diagram.
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Compact

An automobile that is bigger in size than a subcompact but smaller than a midsize car.
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Compress

(transitive) To abridge.
If you try to compress the entire book into a three-sentence summary, you will lose a lot of information.
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Compact

An agreement or a covenant.
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Compress

To make digital information smaller by encoding it using fewer bits.
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Compact

An agreement or contract.
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Compress

(obsolete) To embrace sexually.
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Compact

A small, slim folding case, often featuring a mirror, powder and a powderpuff; that fits into a woman's purse or handbag, or that slips into one's pocket.
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Compress

A multiply folded piece of cloth, a pouch of ice etc., used to apply to a patient's skin, cover the dressing of wounds, and placed with the aid of a bandage to apply pressure on an injury.
He held a cold compress over the sprain.
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Compact

A broadsheet newspaper published in the size of a tabloid but keeping its non-sensational style.
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Compress

A machine for compressing.
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Compact

(intransitive) To form an agreement or contract.
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Compress

To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water.
Events of centuries . . . compressed within the compass of a single life.
The same strength of expression, though more compressed, runs through his historical harangues.
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Compact

(transitive) To make more dense; to compress.
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Compress

To embrace sexually.
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Compact

To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
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Compress

To reduce the space required for storage (of binary data) by an algorithm which converts the data to a smaller number of bits while preserving the information content. The compressed data is usually decompressed to recover the initial data format before subsequent use.
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Compact

Closely packed, i.e. packing much in a small space.
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Compress

A folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part.
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Compact

Having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space.
A compact laptop computer
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Compress

A cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
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Compact

Such that every open cover of the given set has a finite subcover. In a Euclidean space this is equivalent to a Closed and bounded set.
A set S of real numbers is called compact if every sequence in S has a subsequence that converges to an element again contained in S.
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Compress

Make more compact by or as if by pressing;
Compress the data
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Compact

Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose.
A compact discourse
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Compress

Squeeze or press together;
She compressed her lips
The spasm contracted the muscle
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Compact

(obsolete) Joined or held together; leagued; confederated.
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Compact

(obsolete) Composed or made; with of.
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Compact

Joined or held together; leagued; confederated.
A pipe of seven reeds, compact with wax together.
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Compact

Composed or made; - with of.
A wandering fire,Compact of unctuous vapor.
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Compact

Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
Glass, crystal, gems, and other compact bodies.
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Compact

Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.
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Compact

To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; - as the parts which compose a body.
Now the bright sun compacts the precious stone.
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Compact

To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
The whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth.
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Compact

An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
The law of nations depends on mutual compacts, treaties, leagues, etc.
Wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.
The federal constitution has been styled a compact between the States by which it was ratified.
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Compact

A small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
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Compact

A signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
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Compact

A small and economical car
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Compact

Have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily;
This powder compacts easily
Such odd-shaped items do not pack well
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Compact

Compress into a wad;
Wad paper into the box
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Compact

Make more compact by or as if by pressing;
Compress the data
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Compact

Squeeze or press together;
She compressed her lips
The spasm contracted the muscle
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Compact

Closely and firmly united or packed together;
Compact soil
Compact clusters of flowers
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Compact

Closely crowded together;
A compact shopping center
A dense population
Thick crowds
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Compact

Heavy and compact in form or stature;
A wrestler of compact build
He was tall and heavyset
Stocky legs
A thick middle-aged man
A thickset young man
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Compact

Briefly giving the gist of something;
A short and compendious book
A compact style is brief and pithy
Succinct comparisons
A summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject
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