compactness compactness  /kəm ˈpækt nəs/


  1. (n) the spatial property of being crowded together
  2. (n) the consistency of a compact solid



  • Wood Nanobattery Could Be Green Option For Large-Scale Energy Storage

    cylonlover writes "Li-ion batteries may be ok for your smartphone, but when it comes to large-scale energy storage, the priorities suddenly shift from compactness and cycling performance (at which Li-ion batteries excel) to low cost and environmental feasibility (in which Li-ion batteries still have much room for improvement). A new 'wood battery' could allow the emerging sodium-ion battery ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Slashdot


  1. "I never saw myself play, but I feel that this fellow is playing much the same as I used to play," Bradman said in a 1996 interview. "To me it's his compactness, his technique, his stroke production, it all seemed to gel."
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Don Bradman Source: Courier Mail

  2. "I must compliment the Azzurri because it was not easy to get out of the group after such a difficult start at the Euros. But they showed compactness, enthusiasm and strength that I applaud," Lippi told reporters in Italy.
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Marcello Lippi Source:

  3. "Amendment 6 is nothing more than a dressed-up attempt to reduce minority representation," said Brown. "Minority communities don't live in compact cookie-cutter neighborhoods. The requirement of compactness will defeat the ability of the...
    on May 25, 2010 By: Corrine Brown Source: (press release)

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pacify pacify
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