Definition of incompressible in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnkəmˈprɛsɪb(ə)l/


Not able to be compressed.
Example sentences
  • I do understand that and, as I say, we are trying to compress the incompressible.
  • Additionally, intelligent data compression will automatically detect data that is not compressible and turn off compression for such incompressible data files.
  • Hydrostats are characterized by a central volume of pressurized incompressible fluid surrounded by a membrane in tension; all amniote intromittent organs include a central space surrounded by a tensile membrane.



Pronunciation: /ɪnkəmprɛsɪˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • This topological change is a consequence of the in-plane incompressibility of the lipids, and alters the total Gaussian curvature of the system.
  • Osmotically induced volume changes result in vesicle shape changes because of the relative incompressibility of the membrane bilayer.
  • Owing to the incompressibility of the fluid, variation in the longitudinal flow must be accompanied by lateral motion of the basilar membrane.

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