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compressor Explained

compressor at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[kəmp'resə]

compressor at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a machine or part of a machine that compresses air or gas//

compressor at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Machine for increasing the pressure of a gas by mechanically decreasing its volume. Air is the most frequently compressed gas, but natural gas, oxygen, nitrogen, and other industrially important gases are also frequently compressed. There are three general types of compressors. Positive-displacement compressors are usually of the reciprocating piston type (see piston and cylinder), useful for supplying small amounts of a gas at relatively high pressures. Centrifugal compressors are particularly suited for compressing large volumes of gas to moderate pressures. Axial compressors are used for jet aircraft engines and gas turbines.

compressor at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
a machine that compresses air or other gases

Compressor at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Compressor \Com*press"or\, n. [L.]
Anything which serves to compress; as:
(a) (Anat.) A muscle that compresses certain parts.
(b) (Surg.) An instrument for compressing an artery (esp.,
the femoral artery) or other part.
(c) An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass
plates an object to be examined with the microscope; --
called also {compressorium}.
(d) (Mach.) A machine for compressing gases; especially, an
air compressor.

compressor at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

compressor
n : a mechanical device that compresses gasses

compressor at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

*: Inter: rhymes » ɛsə(r)

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A device that produces pressure, such as a gas compressor that produces pressurized gas.
    1. A device that squeezes (compresses).
    2. An instrument for compressing an artery (especially the femoral artery) or other part.
    3. An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; a compressorium.
    4. A machine for compressing gases, especially an air compressor.
    5. Inter: context » audio A device that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal.
    6. Inter: anatom » y A muscle that compresses certain parts.

      Related terms

      * Inter: l » en|pressure

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » device that produces pressure

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|компресор|m|tr=kompresor|sc=Cyrl
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|compresseur|m
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|compressore|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|圧縮機|tr=asshuku ki, Inter: t+ » ja|コンプレッサー|tr=kompuressā
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|kompressor|m
    • Inter: trreq » Romanian
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|компрессор|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=kompréssor|alt=компре́ссор


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » device that squeezes
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מדחס|tr=mad'khes|m|sc=Hebr
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|圧縮機|tr=asshuku ki


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|presse|m|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » device that reduces the range of an audio signal
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|compresseur|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|コンプレッサー|tr=kompuressā

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Dutch

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » m|compressors|pl2=compressoren|compressortje
  • compressor

  • Translation: ar » compressor
    Translation: et » compressor
    Translation: ko » compressor
    Translation: kn » compressor
    Translation: my » compressor
    Translation: nl » compressor
    Translation: pl » compressor
    Category: simple:compressor -
    Translation: sv » compressor
    Translation: ta » compressor
    Translation: vi » compressor
    Translation: zh » compressor