compression

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1. External force (stress) that tends to crush a material, squeezing its particles closer and shortening the dimension in the direction of its action.
2. Reorganization method in which a management combines two or more departments into one, resulting usually in layoffs.
3. Alternative term for data compression.

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Often times, after experiencing a broken leg, a patient is prescribed a compression stocking to assist with circulation during recovery.
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It is recommend to have files with large data to be in compression mode before being sent over the internet.
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The vehicle was subjected to such compression during the head-on collision that its length decreased by upwards of twenty percent.
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