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Definition of Compact

Compact

  1. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated.
  2. Composed or made; -- with of.
  3. Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
  4. Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.
  5. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body.
  6. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
  7. An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.

Compact Quotations

Whether you are a writer or an actor or a stage manager, you are trying to express the complications of life through a shared enterprise. That's what theatre was, always. And live performance shares that with an audience in a specific compact: the play is unfinished unless it has an audience, and they are as important as everyone else.
Lee Hall

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
Epicurus

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
William Shakespeare

Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
John Buchan

Confederation is a compact, made originally by four provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it, and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the best consideration of its members, that this compact should not be lightly altered.
Wilfrid Laurier
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Compact Translations

compact in Afrikaans is kompak
compact in Dutch is compact, dicht
compact in French is compact, compacter
compact in German is kompakt
compact in Italian is compatto
compact in Latin is foedus, adstringo
compact in Portuguese is estojo compacto
compact in Spanish is compacto, polvera de bolsillo
compact in Swedish is komprimera, dryg
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