There are 2 main translations of compact in Spanish

: compact1compact2

compact1

compacto, adj.

Pronunciation /kəmˈpækt//kəmˈpakt/

adjective

  • 1

    (small and neat)
    compacto
    • Excellent marksmanship is one of the key skills required of the marshals, who work in very compact spaces often tens of thousands of feet in the air.
    • Be assured, this latest XJ is compact enough to fit into a normal-size garage, and can easily cope with the tight spaces of multi-storey car parks.
    • It's also compact enough to tuck neatly into an entertainment center or tabletop without being too obtrusive.
    • The device would fit all sizes of pram or buggy, including three-wheelers, and was compact enough to fit into the overhead lockers on aeroplanes.
    • They provide the right set of features in a compact form for the right price.
    • In a compact space, a narrow painted wardrobe or corner table and chairs can serve as a unique area of interest within the space.
    • Previous models have combined loads of features and award-winning compact designs - albeit at a hefty cost.
    • Samantha and Todd share a compact space that provides a chair and computer station for each of them at a gracefully curved, solid cherry desk.
    • The human brain keeps experience and memory and everything else that makes its owner who they are, in a nice compact space.
    • For travelling it is carried split in a padded carry case, which is compact enough to fit even a small overnight travel bag.
    • Not for the extra features, or the compact size, but for the simple fact that they look killer on a computer screen.
    • Dark colors are dramatic but will make a compact space seem smaller.
    • When it rained or snowed, the little carbine was compact enough to fit under your slicker and to tuck up under your arm.
    • It had to be compact enough to fit in the tight shelf space reserved for impulse buys at the supermarket.
    • The compact machine has many features that can benefit packagers of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and small device parts.
    • A compact version of a space ship floated right outside the doorway.
    • The gear-driven design also makes the unit more compact than other similar components.
    • These two-dimensional examples give us an idea of how to build the more difficult three-dimensional, topologically compact spaces.
    • He found the parking garage and drove nonchalantly to the fourth floor, where he found a compact space between two larger vehicles.
    • There were around 80 teenagers in around their mid-to-late teens, all dancing on a wooden floor in a compact space.
  • 2

    (tightly packed)
    (soil) compacto
    • These cones normally migrate together in a compact mass.
    • When the weather is cold, they cluster into compact balls and shiver, warming the hive.
    • Because it is only 1 micro m wide, we can make a much denser, more compact, device.
    • In this heightened world, everything needs to be compact and tight.
    • He said that pasta's dense, compact nature means that it is digested more slowly than other starches.
    • Its texture ranges from dense porcelain-like to a compact granular material composed of minute crystals.
    • Rugosa roses make up a dense, compact hedge at the end of the garden without distracting from the sea view.
    • Below this mass, these dense, compact objects are supported against further gravitational collapse by fermion-degeneracy pressure.
    • We snuggled together around the fire we had built, all together in a compact ball around the small flames.
    • Its tiny, bell-shaped, cobalt-blue flowers, each with a very delicate white border, form a compact cluster.
    • Then it's sent to a bale press, which compresses loose cotton into compact, dense bales.
    • Near the port area is compact Ladadika, a cluster of squares and streets which formerly comprised olive oil warehouses and markets.
    • It is true that the Paris region area is denser and more compact than are common world cities (such as London).
    • Therefore, the shell wall is not compact or dense and is, in fact, poorly defined.
    • The centroid linkage method was utilized because of the way it can maximize compact clusters composed of similar cases.
    • The towns that were affected were mostly small communities of brick houses, a compact commercial area, a church or two, a school, and maybe a health clinic or a hospital.
    • This theme is carried through to the interior with a lower seating position, aluminium trim elements, a higher centre console and a compact instrument cluster.
    • Furthermore, in cultivated soils, dense compact subsoils frequently underlie the loosened topsoil.
    • To protect the environment, all the villagers built their houses in a compact area.
    • The protein units appear to be packed in a compact hexagonal way and from the position and distribution of the spots it is possible to derive some structural parameters.
  • 3

    (concise)
    (style of writing) conciso
    • Overall this book is a wealth of information in a compact, easily understandable form.
    • Chapter 2 has a this-happened, then that-happened quality that defies a simple and compact summary.
    • Poetry is a dense and compact literary medium and its impact in rousing the soul needs no emphasis.
    • Those who wish to read an overview of cancer of the lung will find this concise and compact book very useful.
    • A compact summary of his ideas is difficult to pull off.
    • Now, let's turn to the split rumours, which he has provided a compact summary of.
    • As a result, this complete yet compact book is crowded.
    • His writing is compact, there is description and dialogue here, but nothing extraneous to the plot, or plots, of which there are many.
    • The utility of compact expression is short-lived.
    • Soon, we have witnessed a compact summary of the scientist's obsessive quest to develop a genetically modified human being.
    • This is a compact, intelligent, plainly written and well organised account of the elements of the craft of writing fiction.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (soil/snow) compactar
    (soil/snow) comprimir

noun

  • 1also powder compact

    (container)
    polvera feminine
  • 2also compact car
    US

    coche compacto masculine
  • 3formal

    (agreement)
    pacto masculine
    acuerdo masculine

There are 2 main translations of compact in Spanish

: compact1compact2

compact2

pacto, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑmˌpækt//ˈkɒmpakt/

noun

formal

  • 1

    (agreement)
    pacto masculine
    acuerdo masculine