He insisted they were just the result of “literary license” and “compression,” suggesting Relin was complicit.
Allen Guelzo's new history of the civil war, Fateful Lightning, is a masterpiece of compression.
A short-story writer (his “The Evils of Spain” could be read along with this book), Pritchett was a master of compression.
Half of the rest period had passed when the chamber was finished and they were ready to cut an opening in the compression unit.
That,” said Fred Sanders, with a compression of the lips, “has settled it forever.
The tail is drawn out to a long conical point, without the slightest appearance of compression or of bordering fins.
The progress must be slower, if anything, and with the compression working as a brake.
Our philosophers tell us there are two kinds of elasticity—elasticity by compression and elasticity by expansion.
The ultimate strength of concrete in compression was taken as 2,000 lbs.
So far as I know, the Otto engine and my own are the only compression engines which have as yet made any success in the market.
c.1400, from Middle French compression (14c.), from Latin compressionem (nominative compressio) "a pressing together," noun of action from past participle stem of comprimere (see compress (v.)). Related: Compressional. Compressional wave is attested from 1887.
compression com·pres·sion (kəm-prěsh'ən)
The state of being compressed.
See data compression.