compressing compressing  /kəm ˈprɛ sɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) applying pressure

News

  1. Anthropologist Makes First Ever Link Between Language Sounds And Geography

    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the only effect an environment has on the development of a language is vocabulary. However, a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE suggests that altitude can influence the used of ejective consonants in a language. Not used in the English language, ejective consonants are made by compressing ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Heat Increasing into the Weekend

    High pressure will continue to build across Acadiana into the weekend with its subsidence (or sinking air) compressing the atmosphere, thereby allowing for hotter temperatures. Surface winds will turn westerly Thursday cutting off most of the cooling effects from the Gulf, with winds turning northwesterly Friday which could push our readings into the upper 90s in some spots. Temperatures will ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  3. Pep Boys No Longer Leaking Oil, But Stock's Expensive

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The last time we discussed the state of retailer/auto services giant Pep Boys , I raised concerns about what appeared to be leaks in the company's operating model. Although management had made decent operational progress, the company was still struggling with same-store sales (comps), while margins were compressing. Pep Boys had no answer to the moves made by much nimbler ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

Quotes

  1. "Lewis and Clark's expedition is as great a story as you could ever hope to tell, and like so many people, Brad and I have both been drawn to it for years," Norton said. "We both always agreed that compressing that story into a feature-length...
    on Oct 11, 2005 By: Edward Norton Source: National Ledger

  2. "We've played a lot of hockey and will be playing more with the Olympics (compressing the schedule)," alternate captain Tomas Kaberle said. "We just have to regroup. Having a back-to-back first doesn't make it any easier for us."
    on Dec 26, 2009 By: Tomas Kaberle Source: Toronto Sun

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
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