English

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Etymology

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compress +‎ -or, or from New Latin compressor.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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compressor (plural compressors)

  1. A device that produces pressure, such as a gas compressor that produces pressurized gas.
  2. A device that squeezes (compresses).
    1. An instrument for compressing an artery (especially the femoral artery) or other part.
    2. An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; a compressorium.
    3. A machine for compressing gases, especially an air compressor.
  3. (audio, sound engineering) A device that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal.
  4. (anatomy) A muscle that compresses certain parts.
  5. (computing) A program or algorithm for compressing data.
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Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from New Latin compressor. The technical sense comes from English compressor.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔmˈprɛ.sɔr/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: com‧pres‧sor
  • Rhymes: -ɛsɔr

Noun

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compressor m (plural compressors or compressoren, diminutive compressortje n)

  1. (technology) compressor
  2. (anatomy) compressor

Further reading

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  • compressor” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /komˈprɛs.sor/
  • Rhymes: -ɛssor
  • Hyphenation: com‧près‧sor

Noun

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compressor m

  1. (electronics) compressor

Further reading

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  • compressor in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From New Latin compressor.

Pronunciation

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  • Rhymes: -oʁ, -oɾ
  • Hyphenation: com‧pres‧sor

Adjective

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compressor (feminine compressora, masculine plural compressores, feminine plural compressoras)

  1. compressing

Noun

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compressor m (plural compressores)

  1. (anatomy, surgery, technology) compressor

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