What is compact?

  • (adj): Heavy and compact in form or stature.
    Example: "A wrestler of compact build"
    Synonyms: heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on compact:

Stiefel Manifold
... 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 retract of ... Statements about the non-compact form correspond to those for the compact form, replacing the orthogonal group (or unitary or symplectic group) with the ...
Rio Grande 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 the ...
Hemicompact Space - Properties
... countable hemicompact space is locally compact ... all continuous 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 ...

More definitions of "compact":

  • (noun): A signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action.
    Synonyms: covenant, concordat
  • (noun): A small and economical car.
    Synonyms: compact car
  • (adj): Briefly giving the gist of something.
    Example: "A compact style is brief and pithy"
    Synonyms: compendious, succinct, summary
  • (noun): A small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse.
    Synonyms: powder compact
  • (adj): Closely crowded together.
    Example: "A compact shopping center"
    Synonyms: dense, thick
  • (verb): Have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily.
    Synonyms: pack
  • (adj): Closely and firmly united or packed together.
    Example: "Compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"

Famous quotes containing the word compact:

    The Puritans, to keep the remembrance of their unity one with another, and of their peaceful compact with the Indians, named their forest settlement CONCORD.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    ... in a history of spiritual rupture, a social compact built on fantasy and collective secrets, poetry becomes more necessary than ever: it keeps the underground aquifers flowing; it is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)