Com`pact´   Pronunciation: kǒm`păkt´
p. p. & a.1.Joined or held together; leagued; confederated.
A pipe of seven reeds, compact with wax together.
- Peacham.
2.Composed or made; - with of.
A wandering fire,
Compact of unctuous vapor.
- Milton.
3.Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
Glass, crystal, gems, and other compact bodies.
- Sir I. Newton.
4.Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.
v. t.1.To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; - as the parts which compose a body.
[imp. & p. p. Compacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Compacting.]
2.To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
n.1.An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
Wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.
- Macaulay.
Noun1.Compactcompact - a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
Synonyms: powder compact
2.compact - a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
Synonyms: concordat, covenant
3.compact - a small and economical car
Synonyms: compact car
Verb1.compact - have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"
Synonyms: pack
2.compact - compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
Synonyms: wad, bundle, pack
3.compact - make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"
4.compact - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
Adj.1.compact - closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
loose - not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
2.compact - closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"
Synonyms: dense, thick
3.compact - heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man"
4.compact - briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

COMPACT, contracts. In its more general sense, it signifies an agreement. In its strict sense, it imports a contract between parties, which creates obligations and rights capable of being enforced, and contemplated as such between the parties, in their distinct and independent characters. Story, Const. B. 3, c. 3; Rutherf. Inst. B. 2, c. 6, Sec. 1. 2. The constitution of the United States declares that "no state shall, without the consent of congress, enter into agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power." See 11 Pet: 1; 8 Wheat. 1 Bald. R. 60; 11 Pet. 185.

compact - 1. (Or "finite", "isolated") In domain theory, an element d of a cpo D is compact if and only if, for any chain S, a subset of D,

d <= lub S => there exists s in S such that d <= s.

I.e. you always reach d (or better) after a finite number of steps up the chain.

("<=" is written in LaTeX as \sqsubseteq).
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