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Pronunciation

  • (RP):
    • (nouns): IPA: /ˈkɒmpækt/, SAMPA: /"kQmp{kt/
    • (adjective): as the noun or verb
    • (verb): IPA: /kəmˈpækt/, SAMPA: /k@m"p{kt/
  • (Canadian): IPA: /ˈkʌmpækt/, SAMPA: /"kVmp{kt/ or IPA: /kəmˈpækt/, SAMPA: /k@m"p{kt/
    Rhymes: -ækt

Etymology 1

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] compactum.

Noun

Singular
compact

Plural
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compact ({{{1}}})
  1. An agreement or contract.
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Etymology 2

Middle English, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] compactus, past participle of compingere, to join together, from com- (together) + pangere (to fasten), from Proto-Indo-European *pag- (to fasten).

Adjective

compact (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
compact

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Closely packed.
  2. Having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space.
  3. (topology) Closed and bounded; having a finite subcover for every open cover.
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Noun

Singular
compact

Plural
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compact ({{{1}}})
  1. A small folding mirror containing powder that fits into a woman's purse or handbag.

Verb

Infinitive
to compact

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to compact (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make more dense; to compress.
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Dutch

Adjective

compact, compacte (comparative compacter, compactere; no superlative)

  1. compact (closely packed), dense
  2. compact (having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space)

French

Adjective

compact m. (f. compacte, m. plural compacts, f. plural compactes)

  1. compact (closely packed), dense
  2. compact (having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space)

Noun

compact m. (plural compacts)

  1. compact disc
  2. music center (US), music centre (UK)
  3. compact camera

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