Rather, that research suggests that size, not compactness, constitutes the decisive factor.
"agreement," 1590s, from Latin compactum "agreement," noun use of neuter past participle of compacisci "come to agreement," from com- "together" (see com-) + pacisci "to covenant, contract" (see pact).
"make-up case," 1921, from compact (adj.), based on its containing compacted face powder.
early 15c., from Latin compactus, past participle of compingere "to fasten together" (see compact (adj.)). Related: Compacted; compacting.