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.
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.