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 for Compact
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compact \Com"pact\ (k[o^]m"p[a^]kt), n. [L. compactum, fr.
     compacisci, p. p. compactus, to make an agreement with; com-
     + pacisci to make an agreement. See Pact.]
     An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
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           The law of nations depends on mutual compacts,
           treaties, leagues, etc.                  --Blackstone.
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           Wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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           The federal constitution has been styled a compact
           between the States by which it was ratified. --Wharton.
  
     Syn: See Covenant.
          [1913 Webster] compact disc

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compact \Com*pact"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compacted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Compacting.]
     1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join
        firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts
        which compose a body.
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              Now the bright sun compacts the precious stone.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     2. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
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              The whole body fitly joined together and compacted
              by that which every joint supplieth.  --Eph. iv. 16.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compact \Com*pact"\ (k[o^]m*p[a^]kt"), p. p. & a. [L. compactus,
     p. p. of compingere to join or unite; com- + pangere to
     fasten, fix: cf. F. compacte. See Pact.]
     1. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated. [Obs.]
        "Compact with her that's gone." --Shak.
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              A pipe of seven reeds, compact with wax together.
                                                    --Peacham.
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     2. Composed or made; -- with of. [Poetic]
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              A wandering fire,
              Compact of unctuous vapor.            --Milton.
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     3. Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid
        bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
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              Glass, crystal, gems, and other compact bodies.
                                                    --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
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     4. Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a
        compact discourse.
  
     Syn: Firm; close; solid; dense; pithy; sententious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  compact
      adj 1: closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact
             soil"; "compact clusters of flowers" [ant: loose]
      2: having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of
         compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a
         thickset young man" [syn: compact, heavyset, stocky,
         thick, thickset]
      3: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and
         compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy";
         "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-
         ranging subject" [syn: compendious, compact, succinct,
         summary]
      n 1: a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a
           woman's purse [syn: compact, powder compact]
      2: a signed written agreement between two or more parties
         (nations) to perform some action [syn: covenant, compact,
         concordat]
      3: a small and economical car [syn: compact, compact car]
      v 1: have the property of being packable or of compacting
           easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped
           items do not pack well" [syn: compact, pack]
      2: compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box" [syn: pack,
         bundle, wad, compact]
      3: make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the
         data" [syn: compress, compact, pack together] [ant:
         decompress, uncompress]
      4: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the
         spasm contracted the muscle" [syn: compress, constrict,
         squeeze, compact, contract, press]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  313 Moby Thesaurus words for "compact":
     Spartan, abbreviate, abbreviated, abridged, agree, agree to,
     agreement, airtight, ammunition box, aphoristic, aposiopestic, ark,
     attache case, baby, baby-sized, bandolier, bantam, banty, bargain,
     bargain for, base, billfold, bin, bond, boot, box, brief,
     briefcase, bristling, brusque, bunched, bunker, caisson, canister,
     capsula, capsule, cardcase, carton, casket, cedar chest, chest,
     cigarette case, circumscribe, cist, clamped, clipped, close,
     close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, clown white, coarct,
     coffer, coffin, coincident, cold cream, combine, compact,
     compacted, compendious, comprehensive, compress, compressed,
     concentrate, concentrated, concise, concrete, concurrent, condense,
     condensed, cone, congest, congested, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct,
     consolidate, consolidated, consortium, constrict, constricted,
     constringe, contract, contracted, convention,
     cordial understanding, corporate, cosmetics, covenant, cram,
     crammed, crammed full, cramp, cramped, crate, crawling, crib,
     crisp, crowd, crowded, curt, curtail, curtal, curtate, cut,
     decrease, decurtate, dense, densen, densify, diminutive,
     dispatch box, do a deal, docked, draw, draw in, draw together,
     drugstore complexion, duodecimo, dustproof, dusttight, elliptic,
     engage, entente, entente cordiale, envelope, epigrammatic, etui,
     eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, fast, file, file folder, filing box,
     firm, folio, foundation, foundation cream, full, gasproof,
     gastight, gluey, gnomic, greasepaint, hand cream, hand lotion,
     handy, hard, heavy, hermetic, hermetically sealed, holster,
     hope chest, housewife, hussy, hutch, impenetrable, impermeable,
     inclusive, instantaneous, integrate, jam, jam-packed, jammed,
     joined, joint, kit, knit, knitted, laconic, letter file,
     lightproof, lighttight, lip rouge, lipstick, little, low,
     make a deal, makeup, mascara, massive, meaty, miniature,
     miniaturized, minikin, minimal, minuscule, monstrance, mudpack,
     mutual understanding, nail polish, narrow, nipped, nonporous,
     oilproof, oiltight, ostensorium, packed, packet, packing case,
     pact, paint, pillbox, pinched, pinched-in, pithy, pocket,
     pocket-sized, pod, pointed, pony, populous, portfolio, powder,
     powder box, powder puff, press, promise, pruned, pucker, pucker up,
     puckered, puff, purse, pursed, quiver, rack, rainproof, raintight,
     ram down, reduce, reliquary, reserved, rouge, sarcophagus,
     scabbard, sealed, sententious, serried, set, sheath, short,
     short and sweet, shorten, shortened, shut fast, skippet, small,
     small-scale, smokeproof, smoketight, snuffbox, snug, socket, solid,
     solidified, solidify, spectacle case, squeeze, squeezed, staunch,
     stipulate, stormproof, stormtight, strangle, strangled,
     strangulate, strangulated, subminiature, substantial, succinct,
     summary, swarming, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn, talcum,
     talcum powder, tea chest, teeming, terse, thick, thick-growing,
     thickset, tight, till, tinderbox, to the point, toy, transaction,
     transient, truncated, twelvemo, understanding, undertake, unite,
     vanishing cream, vanity case, vasculum, vest-pocket, viscid,
     viscose, viscous, wallet, war paint, wasp-waisted, water-repellant,
     waterproof, watertight, windproof, windtight, wrinkle, wrinkled
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  compact
   adj.
  
      Of a design, describes the valuable property that it can all be apprehended
      at once in one's head. This generally means the thing created from the
      design can be used with greater facility and fewer errors than an
      equivalent tool that is not compact. Compactness does not imply triviality
      or lack of power; for example, C is compact and FORTRAN is not, but C is
      more powerful than FORTRAN. Designs become non-compact through accreting {
      features and cruft that don't merge cleanly into the overall design
      scheme (thus, some fans of Classic C maintain that ANSI C is no longer
      compact).
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  compact
  finite
  isolated
  
     1.  (Or "finite", "isolated") In domain theory, an
     element d of a cpo D is compact if and only if, for any
     chain S, a subset of D,
  
     	d <= lub S  =>  there exists s in S such that d <= s.
  
     I.e. you always reach d (or better) after a finite number of
     steps up the chain.
  
     ("<=" is written in LaTeX as \sqsubseteq).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-01-13)
  
     2.  Of a design, describes the valuable property that
     it can all be apprehended at once in one's head.  This
     generally means the thing created from the design can be used
     with greater facility and fewer errors than an equivalent tool
     that is not compact.  Compactness does not imply triviality or
     lack of power; for example, C is compact and Fortran is
     not, but C is more powerful than Fortran.  Designs become
     non-compact through accreting features and cruft that
     don't merge cleanly into the overall design scheme (thus, some
     fans of Classic C maintain that ANSI C is no longer
     compact).
  
     (2008-10-13)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COMPACT, contracts. In its more general sense, it signifies an agreement. In 
  its strict sense, it imports a contract between parties, which creates 
  obligations and rights capable of being enforced, and contemplated as such 
  between the parties, in their distinct and independent characters. Story, 
  Const. B. 3, c. 3; Rutherf. Inst. B. 2, c. 6, Sec. 1. 2. The constitution of 
  the United States declares that "no state shall, without the consent of 
  congress, enter into agreement or compact with another state, or with a 
  foreign power." See 11 Pet: 1; 8 Wheat. 1 Bald. R. 60; 11 Pet. 185. 
  
  

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