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more compact

[ adjective kuhm-pakt, kom-, kom-pakt; verb kuhm-pakt; noun kom-pakt ]SEE DEFINITION OF more compact
  • adj.condensed
  • adj.short, brief

Synonyms for more compact

  • solid
  • tight
  • bunched
  • close
  • compressed
  • crowded
  • firm
  • packed
  • pressed
  • thick
  • appressed
  • dense
  • hard
  • impenetrable
  • impermeable
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Antonyms for more compact

  • empty
  • loose
  • uncrowded
  • unfriendly
  • big
  • large
  • lengthy
  • long
  • slack
  • unabridged
  • uncondensed
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE COMPACT

The depot was not only smaller and more compact, but it was deserted at intervals.

Rome is, I think, larger and more compact than Constantinople.

It is more compact than Vildrac's "Auberge," and has not Vildrac's tendency to sentiment.

Surrounding the nerve, the cells are small and more compact.

The former are much stronger, more compact, and more elongated than the others.

It is more compact, more picturesque, more vigorous, more finished.

Some specimens are white and spongy; and these, it is asserted, are superior in activity to the more compact kinds.

Below this is a more compact basalt, with crystals of olivine.

The scapula is, in this case, of a more compact type; it is broader, but shorter.

Nothing could be more compact and modest than his household.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Middle French compact (14c.) or directly from Latin compactus "concentrated," past participle of compingere "to fasten together, construct," from com- "with, together" (see com-) + pangere "to fix, fasten" (see pact). Compact car is 1960. Compact disc is from 1979.