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COMPACTION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does compaction mean? 

COMPACTION (noun)
  The noun COMPACTION has 2 senses:

1. an increase in the density of something
2. the act of crushing

  Familiarity information: COMPACTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPACTION (noun)


Sense 1compaction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An increase in the density of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

compaction; compression; densification; concretion

Hypernyms ("compaction" is a kind of...):

concentration (increase in density)


Sense 2compaction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of crushing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

compaction; crunch; crush

Hypernyms ("compaction" is a kind of...):

compressing; compression (applying pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compaction"):

grind; mill; pulverisation; pulverization (the act of grinding to a powder or dust)


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