**Compact** as used in politics may refer broadly to a pact or treaty; in more specific cases it may refer to:

- Interstate compact
- Compact government, a type of colonial rule utilized in British North America
- Compact of Free Association whereby the sovereign states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau have entered into as associated states with the United States.

Within mathematics, **compact** may refer to:

- Compact element, those elements of a partially ordered set that cannot be subsumed by a supremum of any directed set that does not already contain them
- Compact operator, a linear operator that takes bounded subsets to relatively compact subsets, in functional analysis
- Compact space, a topological space such that every open cover has a finite subcover
- Quasi-compact morphism, a morphism of schemes for which the inverse image of any quasi-compact open set is again quasi-compact

**Compact** may also refer to:

- Compact car, a classification of automobile size
- Compact (cosmetics), a case containing one or more of the following, a mirror, pressed powder, and/or a powder puff
- Compact (newspaper), a broadsheet-quality newspaper printed in a tabloid format
- Compact Books, a UK imprint
- Compact Software, a technology company founded in 1973
*Compact*(TV series), a 1960s British soap opera- Compact star, also called a compact object, a degenerate star like a neutron star

### Other articles related to "compact":

... In some contexts, a non-

**compact**Stiefel manifold is defined as the set of all linearly independent k-frames in Rn, Cn, or Hn this is homotopy equivalent, as the

**compact**Stiefel manifold is a deformation ... Statements about the non-

**compact**form correspond to those for the

**compact**form, replacing the orthogonal group (or unitary or symplectic group) with the general linear group ...

**compact**Space - Properties

... Every first countable hemicompact space is locally

**compact**... functions to a metric space with the

**compact**-open topology is metrizable ... To see this, take a sequence of

**compact**subsets of such that every

**compact**subset of lies inside some

**compact**set in this sequence (the existence of such a sequence follows ...

**Compact**

... The Rio Grande

**Compact**is an interstate

**compact**signed in 1938 in the United States between the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, and approved by the United States Congress, to equitably apportion ...

**compact**Space

... space is said to be hemicompact if it has a sequence of

**compact**subsets such that every

**compact**subset of the space lies inside some

**compact**set in the sequence ... of the sequence to be the whole space, because every point is

**compact**and hence must lie in one of the

**compact**sets ...

### Famous quotes containing the word compact:

“Take pains ... to write a neat round, plain hand, and you will find it a great convenience through life to write a small and *compact* hand as well as a fair and legible one.”

—Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

“The powers of the federal government ... result from the *compact* to which the states are parties, [and are] limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting that *compact*.”

—James Madison (1751–1836)

“What *compact* mean you to have with us?

Will you be pricked in number of our friends,

Or shall we on, and not depend on you?”

—William Shakespeare (1564–1616)