What is compression?

  • (noun): Applying pressure.
    Synonyms: compressing
    See also — Additional definitions below

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External Compression Headache
... External Compression Headache is caused by any type of headwear ... External compression headaches can affect anyone who uses headwear ...
Freestyle Scootering - Freestyle Scooter Parts - Headset
... Threadless headsets are used with a compression system on threadless forks such as SCS (Standard compression system), HIC (Hidden internal compression system ... The compression used on threaded forks is a locknut, that can be taken off a stock fork ...

More definitions of "compression":

  • (noun): Encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required.

Famous quotes containing the word compression:

    The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Do they [the publishers of Murphy] not understand that if the book is slightly obscure it is because it is a compression and that to compress it further can only make it more obscure?
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)