compression compression  /kəm ˈprɛ ʃən/


  1. (n) an increase in the density of something
  2. (n) the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
  3. (n) encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
  4. (n) applying pressure


  1. Summit Midstream Partners, LP Closes Previously Announced Marcellus Shale Acquisition

    DALLAS, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) announced today that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of certain natural gas gathering pipelines and compression ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. ISDA Publishes Year-End 2012 Market Analysis: Portfolio Compression and Central Clearing Continue to Impact Size of ...

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published today its analysis of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market based on year-end 2012 statistics. The analysis underscores the significant impact that portfolio compression and central clearing have had on the size of the OTC derivatives market in recent years: During 2012, $48.7 trillion ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  3. Aker Delivers First Subsea Gas Compression Facility

    Aker Solutions has delivered a steel frame for a subsea gas compression facility for installation at the Asgard field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The Asgard subsea gas compression facility is set to come online in 2015 after two 11.5 megawatt compressors are installed.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rigzone


  1. Such a change "would create uncertainty as to the patentability of software" and "inventions based on linear programming, data compression, and the manipulation of digital signals," he wrote, before adding that the court was not...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: CNET

  2. "We might see more compression on developing country growth and that of course results in a deeper worldwide contraction, so minus one at the moment but it certainly could be deeper than minus one," Supachai said.
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Supachai Panitchpakdi Source: Reuters UK

  3. A coroner has ruled that one died of asphyxiation and another of "compression to the neck," but Gull said that "no significant trauma" was apparent in the other cases.
    on Dec 16, 2006 By: Stewart Gull Source: Kansas City Star

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