March 30, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
compact /kəmˈpækt/ adjective
A compact car
A compact car
Learner's definition of COMPACT

[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

  • compact dirt

3 of a person or animal : short but solid and strong

  • He is compact and muscular.

  • He has a compact body

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