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compact

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (small)
a. compacto
Jason is looking for a nice, compact notebook that he can carry in his pocket.Jason está buscando un cuaderno bueno y compacto que pueda llevar en el bolsillo.
2. (dense)
a. compacto
The cake came out too compact and dry.El pastel salió demasiado compacto y seco.
3. (brief)
a. conciso
The president is going to give a compact speech regarding the incidents that took place in the capital today.El presidente va a dar un discurso conciso sobre los incidentes que tuvieron lugar en la capital hoy.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (makeup)
a. la polvera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Eunice realized that she must have left her compact in the powder room.Eunice se dio cuenta de que había olvidado su polvera en el tocador.
5. (automobile)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el utilitario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Since there are only two of us on the trip, we're going to rent a compact to cut costs.Como somos solo dos en el viaje, vamos a rentar un utilitario para reducir los gastos.
6. (agreement)
a. el pacto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Several European nations have already signed the compact, but others still need some convincing.Varias naciones europeas ya firmaron el pacto, pero otras todavía se tienen que convencer.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
7. (to compress)
a. compactar
The driveway is loose gravel right now, but time and use will compact it eventually.La entrada tiene gravilla suelta ahora, pero el tiempo y el uso terminarán compactándola.
b. comprimir
When they get done compacting your car, it'll be the size of a shoebox.Cuando acaben de comprimir tu carro, será del tamaño de una caja de zapatos.
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compact
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for powder)
a. la polvera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (treaty)
a. el pacto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (car)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el utilitario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (general)
a. compacto(a)
compact disk(disco m) compacto m
compact disk playerreproductor de discos compactos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (scrap metal)
a. compactar, comprimir
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compact
adjective
[kəmˈpækt] (small) compacto; (dense) apretado; sólido; [+style] breve; conciso;
transitive verb
[kəmˈpækt] [+snow, earth] compactar;into en; (condense) [+text, activities] condensar;
intransitive verb
[kəmˈpækt] [+snow] comprimirse
the snow thickened, softened and compacted under the weight of its own melt
noun
[ˈkɒmpækt]
1 (also powder compact) polvera (f)
2 (US) (Aut) (also compact car) utilitario (m)
modifier
[ˈkɒmpækt]
compact car (n) (US) utilitario (m)
compact disc (n) disco (m) compacto; compact (m)
compact disc player (n) lector (m) de discos compactos
compact [ˈkɒmpækt]
noun
(agreement) pacto (m); convenio (m)
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