Definition of compactness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəmˈpæktnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpæktnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of using or filling only a small amount of space the ladder's light weight and extreme compactness
  2. 2the quality in a person or an animal of being small and strong He had the natural compactness of a good ball player.
  3. 3the fact of being closely and firmly packed together soil compactness