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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. applying pressure;
[syn: compression, compressing]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compress \Com*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compressed; p. pr & vb. n. Compressing.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water. [1913 Webster] Events of centuries . . . compressed within the compass of a single life. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster] The same strength of expression, though more compressed, runs through his historical harangues. --Melmoth. [1913 Webster] 2. To embrace sexually. [Obs.] --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. (Computers) to reduce the space required for storage (of binary data) by an algorithm which converts the data to a smaller number of bits while preserving the information content. The compressed data is usually decompressed to recover the initial data format before subsequent use. [PJC] Syn: To crowd; squeeze; condense; reduce; abridge. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

compressing n 1: applying pressure [syn: compression, compressing] [ant: decompressing, decompression]