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compression

 [kom-presh´un]
1. the act of pressing upon or together; the state of being pressed together.
2. in embryology, the shortening or omission of certain developmental stages.
3. the flattening of soft tissue to improve optical density in radiographic procedures such as mammography.

com·pres·sion

(kom-presh'ŭn),
A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body in such a way as to tend to increase its density; the decrease in a dimension of a body under the action of two external forces directed toward one another in the same straight line.

compression

Clinical medicine Squeezing; pressure on a body or vital structure by 2 or more external forces, where the force is exerted by the bodies in a linear direction toward each other Telemedicine A process used to transmit graphic images by eliminating extraneous data and packaging the file into lean block of data that is de-compressed by the receiver Types Lossless, lossy. See Lossless compression, Lossy compression.

com·pres·sion

(kŏm-presh'ŭn)
A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body to tend to increase its density; the decrease in a dimension of a body under the action of two external forces directed toward one another.

Compression

An increase in pressure from the surrounding water that occurs with increasing diving depth.

com·pres·sion

(kŏm-presh'ŭn)
A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body in such a way as to tend to increase its density.