compressor

  • 1 Compressor — may refer to: Gas compressor, a mechanical device that compresses a gas (e.g., air or natural gas) A device used to apply video compression to a video signal A device used to apply audio data compression to an audio signal A device used to apply… …

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  • 2 compressor — 1839, from L. compressor, agent noun from comprimere (see COMPRESS (Cf. compress)). As a type of surgical instrument, from 1870. As short for air compressor, from 1874 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 compressor — |ô| adj. 1. Que comprime. • s. m. 2.  [Anatomia] Músculo compressor. 3.  [Cirurgia] Instrumento próprio para exercer compressão …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 5 Compressor — (lat., Zusammendrücker, Anat.); C. nasi, Muskel, welcher die Nasenflügel zusammendrückt, s. Kopfmuskel; C. prostătae, Muskel, durch dessen Wirkung der Saft der Vorsteherdrüse (s.d.) ausgepreßt wird …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Compressor —   [englisch, kəm presə], Kompressor …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 compressor — ► NOUN 1) an instrument or device for compressing something. 2) a machine used to supply air or other gas at increased pressure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 compressor — [kəmpres′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that compresses 2. a muscle that compresses a part 3. a machine, esp. a pump, for compressing air, gas, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 compressor — [1] A mechanism in a refrigerator or air conditioner that pumpsvaporizedrefrigerant out of the evaporator, compresses it to a relatively high pressure and then delivers it to the condenser. [2] A tool for compressing a coil spring, such as a… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 10 compressor — /keuhm pres euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that compresses. 2. Anat. a muscle that compresses some part of the body. 3. Surg. an instrument for compressing a part of the body. 4. a pump or other machine for reducing volume and increasing pressure …

    Universalium

  • 11 compressor — UK [kəmˈpresə(r)] / US [kəmˈpresər] noun [countable] Word forms compressor : singular compressor plural compressors a machine that compresses air or gas …

    English dictionary

  • 12 compressor — noun a) A device that produces pressure, such as a gas compressor that produces pressurized gas. b) A devices that squeezes (compresses) …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 compressor — [[t]kəmpre̱sə(r)[/t]] compressors N COUNT A compressor is a machine or part of a machine that squeezes gas or air and makes it take up less space …

    English dictionary

  • 14 compressor — A rotor that draws air into the engine and is driven by a turbine. A compressor must provide the required pressure rise; the compression must be affected with the least possible loss; it must be aerodynamically stable over the operating range of… …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 15 compressor — F/A/V a compressor controls the overall amplitude of a signal by reducing that part of the signal which exceeds an adjustable level (threshold) set by the user. When the signal exceeds the threshold level, the overall amplitude is reduced by a… …

    Audio and video glossary

  • 16 compressor — /kəmˈprɛsə/ (say kuhm presuh) noun 1. someone or something that compresses. 2. Anatomy a muscle that compresses some part of the body. 3. Surgery an instrument for compressing a part of the body. 4. any machine, as a pump, in which a gas is… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 compressor — kompresorius statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. compression pump; compressor vok. Kompressor, m; Verdichter, m rus. компрессор, m pranc. compresseur, m …

    Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • 18 compressor — kompresorius statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Mašina dujoms suslėgti iki didesnio kaip 0,3 MPa slėgio ir transportuoti. atitikmenys: angl. compressor vok. Kompressor, m; Verdichter, m rus. компрессор, m pranc.… …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 19 compressor — kompresorius statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mašina dujoms suslėgti iki didesnio kaip 0,3 MPa slėgio ir transportuoti. atitikmenys: angl. compressor rus. компрессор …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 20 compressor — kompresorius statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Prietaisas dujoms suslėgti ir ne mažiau kaip 0,2 MPa suslėgtoms dujoms tiekti (mažesnio slėgio prietaisas – ventiliatorius). Skiriami mažo (iki 1 MPa), vidutinio (1–10 MPa) ir didelio (daugiau kaip …

    Artilerijos terminų žodynas