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compressor

Syllabification: com·pres·sor
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpresər
 
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Definition of compressor in English:

noun

1An instrument or device for compressing something.
Example sentences
  • And I'm sure my compressor will lock up with sludge soon.
  • Your order for 1200 Genome Intensity Emitter vents and 1500 DNA compressors have been received and are being manufactured.
  • There is a little bit of outboard EQ and very few compressors in the monitor system.
1.1A machine used to supply air or other gas at increased pressure, e.g., to power a gas turbine.
Example sentences
  • Use the on-board air compressor to blast the dirt out of the cockpit.
  • You could use an air compressor with a spray attachment or the traditional brush method.
  • The cooler includes a variable displacement compressor for compressing refrigerant gas.
1.2An electrical amplifier that reduces the dynamic range of a signal.
Example sentences
  • Keep in mind that what a compressor does is reduce the dynamic range of your recording - it makes the loudest parts quieter, and the quieter parts louder.
  • Kennedy and Earle also favored a Beatles-esque technique on some of their drum tracks, using Universal Audio 1176 compressors to emulate the sound the '60s group achieved with Fairchild limiters.
  • For dynamics, Wadi relies on dbx 160X and 900 compressors.

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