Definition of compact adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    compact

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//kəmˈpækt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑmpækt//
     
     
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  1. 1 smaller than is usual for things of the same kind a compact camera The notebook computer is small and compact and weighs only 3.6lbs.
  2. 2using or filling only a small amount of space The kitchen was compact but well equipped.
  3. 3closely and firmly packed together a compact mass of earth The gray clouds had become more compact and the sky suddenly grew dark.
  4. 4(of a person or an animal) small and strong He had a compact and muscular body.
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    adverb
  6. compactnessnoun[uncountable]
     
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  7. He had the natural compactness of a good ball player.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: compact