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compression British & World English

The action of compressing or being compressed

compression joint British & World English

A joint between two pipes made by tightening a threaded nut on to a metal ring, the compression thus caused creating the seal

compression ratio British & World English

The ratio of the maximum to minimum volume in the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine

digital compression British & World English

A method of reducing the number of bits (zeros and ones) in a digital signal by using mathematical algorithms to eliminate redundant information