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Pronunciation of Compact: Learn how to pronounce Compact in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word compact:

adjective
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpakt/

1closely and neatly packed together; dense:
a compact cluster of houses
having all the necessary components or features neatly fitted into a small space:
this compact car has plenty of boot space
(of a person or animal) small, strong, and well proportioned.
(of speech or writing) concise in expression:
a compact summary of the play
2 (compact of) archaic composed or made up of:
towns compact of wooden houses
verb
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpakt/

[with object]
exert force on (something) so that it becomes more dense; compress:
the rubbish was taken to the depot to be compacted
(as adjective compacted)
compacted earth
[no object] become compressed by the exertion of force:
the snow hardened and compacted
archaic form (something) by pressing its component parts firmly together:
the foundation of the walls, compacted of Granite and Lime
express in fewer words; condense:
the ideas are compacted into two sentences
noun
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmpakt/

1a small flat case containing face powder, a mirror, and a powder puff.
2something that is a small and conveniently shaped example of its kind, in particular a compact camera:
a wide selection of films is available for your 35 mm compact
3 Metallurgy a mass of powdered metal compacted together in preparation for sintering:
strength is then introduced by infiltrating glass into the compact
Derivatives

compaction

noun
compactly

adverb
compactness

noun
compactor

noun
Origin:

late Middle English: from Latin compact- ‘closely put together, joined’, from the verb compingere, from com- ‘together’ + pangere ‘fasten’