[more compact; most compact]
1 a : smaller than other things of the same kind
The camera is compact.
The drill has a compact design.
a compact car
b : using little space and having parts that are close together
the apartment's compact floor plan
The cabin was compact but perfectly adequate.
2 : closely or firmly packed or joined together
3 of a person or animal : short but solid and strong
He is compact and muscular.
He has a compact body