compressed compressed  /kəm ˈprɛst/


  1. (adj) pressed tightly together
  2. (adj) reduced in volume by pressure
  3. (adj) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)



  1. RFTA buses will not display EnCana logo

    Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has decided against displaying the logo of a major energy producer on the exterior of 22 buses that run on compressed natural gas.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Glenwood Springs Post Independent

  2. Pallone introduces himself to voters in Senate race with 'robo-call'

    In a sign of the compressed schedule that the six U.S. Senate candidates face in the special election, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone is already introducing himself to voters in a “robo-call” message to voters.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Record

  3. How OS X “Mavericks” works its power-saving magic

    More details on App Nap, Timer Coalescing, and Compressed Memory.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Ars Technica


  1. "Credit spreads across all global asset classes had become compressed to clearly unsustainable levels," Greenspan told an audience at the World Bank's International Finance Corporation.
    on Oct 21, 2007 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Channel News Asia

  2. "The challenge for us is to let people know what I've accomplished at a time when the campaign schedule is getting so compressed," Obama said in a recent interview. "I just don't have much time to make that case."
    on Aug 21, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  3. Windsor added: "Alex has got a great brain, he is a good guy and a good friend. We have said several times that we want to run Americans, but our first year in F1 will be critical in a number of ways especially in this compressed time zone.
    on Jul 24, 2009 By: Peter Windsor Source: BBC Sport

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