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Main Entry: 1comĚpact
Pronunciation: kschwam-primarystresspakt, primarystresskäm-secondarystresspakt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English compact "firmly put together," from Latin compactus (same meaning), from compingere "to join," from com- "together" and pangere "to fasten"
1 : closely united or packed : SOLID, FIRM
2 : arranged so as to save space <a compact house>
3 : not wordy : BRIEF
- comĚpactĚly adverb
- comĚpactĚness /kschwam-primarystresspak(t)-nschwas, primarystresskäm-secondarystresspak(t)-/ noun

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