- n. 合同，契约；小粉盒
- adj. 紧凑的，紧密的；简洁的
- vt. 使简洁；使紧密结合
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1、com- "with, together" + pact-.
2、含义：fasten together, concentrate.
com-, 强调。-pact, 固定，系紧，见pact, 协议，条约。
- compact: There are two distinct words compact in English; both are of Latin origin, but they come from completely different sources. The adjective, ‘compressed’ , comes from Latin compactus, the past participle of compingere, a compound verb formed from com- ‘together’ and pangere ‘fasten’. The noun use ‘small case for face powder’ is 20th-century and based on the notion of firmly compacted powder. Compact ‘agreement’  comes from Latin compactum, a noun based on the past participle of the verb compacīscī ‘come to an agreement’. The unprefixed form pacīscī, a relative of Latin pax ‘peace’, gave English pact .
=> pact, peace
- compact (adj.)
- late 14c., from Middle French compact (14c.) or directly from Latin compactus "concentrated," past participle of compingere "to fasten together, construct," from com- "with, together" (see com-) + pangere "to fix, fasten" (see pact). Compact car is 1960. Compact disc is from 1979.
- compact (n.1)
- "agreement," 1590s, from Latin compactum "agreement," noun use of neuter past participle of compacisci "come to agreement," from com- "together" (see com-) + pacisci "to covenant, contract" (see pact).
- compact (v.)
- early 15c., from Latin compactus, past participle of compingere "to fasten together" (see compact (adj.)). Related: Compacted; compacting.
- compact (n.2)
- "make-up case," 1921, from compact (adj.), based on its containing compacted face powder.
- 1. He looked physically very powerful, athletic in a compact way.
- 2. Compact discs have brought about a vast improvement in recorded sound quality.
- 3. Photos taken by compact cameras are often dark because they're slightly underexposed.
- 4. The Auto Compact Disc Cleaner can run off batteries or mains.
- 5. He was compact, probably no taller than me.
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