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The record album has been replaced by the compact disc. Al Ries and Laura Ries THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)We must keep our feet on the ground and stay solid and compact as a team. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do not compact the soil too much. Bloom, Adrian Winter Garden Glory (1993)The crème blush comes in a handy compact with mirror. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is a compact car that gets you noticed. The Sun (2011)The cheapest way to save electricity is to swap your incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent ones. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The compact disc is suffering a lingering death. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It comes in a gorgeous gold and mirrored compact. The Sun (2013)Thanks to our good friend the compact disc. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Anything that comes in a solid compact has a heavier consistency and will block sweat from leaving the skin. The Sun (2016)She also loves her compact flat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are very solid and compact. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can't do this memory justice on a compact camera. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They small and compact, but if you swing them about enough you will quickly tone up. The Sun (2016)This way, you will not have to walk on the soil and compact it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If your garden is small, choose compact varieties. The Sun (2010)Countries will have to use energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps instead. The Sun (2009)The easiest way to do this is to use a compact container that you can keep on a windowsill or tucked against a wall. The Sun (2012)THIS is a compact security camera you can position and connect to your home broadband network. The Sun (2013)Take a blusher or bronzer with a small mirror inside so you don't have to worry about packing a compact. The Sun (2014)They also glance at other people's sunglasses to see how they look and use compact mirrors up to ten times daily. The Sun (2012)Two: think of make-up and you either imagine a lipstick or a powder compact. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But if it gets heavy use you will flatten and compact the soil in a ring around the tree, which is not good for it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The flats are compact but, unlike shared ownership or equity schemes, you buy the whole flat outright with just one loan. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'compact'

British English: compact /ˌkəmˈpækt/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is compact is small or takes up very little space.
...a compact camera.
  • American English: compact
  • Arabic: مَضْغُوط
  • Brazilian Portuguese: compacto
  • Chinese: 紧凑的
  • Croatian: kompaktan
  • Czech: kompaktní
  • Danish: kompakt
  • Dutch: compact
  • European Spanish: compacto
  • Finnish: tiivis
  • French: compact
  • German: kompakt
  • Greek: συμπιεσμένος
  • Italian: compatto
  • Japanese: ぎっしり詰まった
  • Korean: 빽빽하게 찬
  • Norwegian: kompakt
  • Polish: kompaktowy
  • European Portuguese: compacto
  • Romanian: compact
  • Russian: компактный
  • Spanish: compacto
  • Swedish: kompakt
  • Thai: กระชับ
  • Turkish: derli toplu
  • Ukrainian: компактний
  • Vietnamese: kết chặt
British English: compact NOUN
A compact is a small, flat case that contains face powder and a mirror.

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