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/com·pact/ (kom´pakt) (kom-pakt´) dense; having a dense structure.

compact

(kŏm′păkt)
Closely and tightly packed together; solid.

compact,

v to form by uniting or condensing particles with the application of pressure (e.g., the progressive insertion and welding of foil and the building up of plastic amalgam in a preparation).
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Besides being able to compare different soils, the degree of compactness may link studies about machinery traffic, soil compactness, soil properties, and crop growth (Hakansson and Lipicc 2000).
29) The court held that the trial court erred in dismissing Plaintiffs' claims regarding the compactness of the Map's districts.
The paper provides a baseline assessment of patterns in the compactness of the last two sets of Canadian federal electoral districts (FEDs) adopted after the 1981 and 1991 censuses (as defined in Representation Orders adopted by the House of Commons in 1987 and 1996, respectively).
Although Shaw failed to resolve this new type of "gerrymandering" claim, it succeeded in attracting increased attention to the criteria for drawing districts by holding that strict scrutiny will be required when "traditional districting principles such as compactness, contiguity, and respect for political subdivisions" are disregarded in the design of districts.
The Mickey Mouse district, Popper says, "would be four to five times more compact than North Carolina's 12th District" using that compactness measure.
While poor compactness scores do not prove gerrymandering, they are a measurable indication of the practice.
When they propose new boundaries, officials will have to take into consideration mandated criteria including topography, cohesiveness, contiguity, compactness of territory and community of interest.
The industry's broadest range of integrated motor drive modules (100W to 20kW) that enable designers to achieve the highest levels of energy efficiency, compactness and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) required by inverter motor drive applications;
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All redrawn districts must be as equal as possible in population and reflect communities of interest as well as geography, cohesiveness and compactness of territory.
1996) which concluded that there are many ways of achieving sustainable urban form other than through compactness.