compactify

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Etymology[edit]

From compact and -ify.

Verb[edit]

compactify (third-person singular simple present compactifies, present participle compactifying, simple past and past participle compactified)

  1. (humorous, intransitive) To become compact or more compact.
  2. (humorous, transitive) To render (a thing) compact or more compact.
  3. (mathematics, transitive) To enlarge (a topological space) in order to render it compact.
  4. (physics, transitive) To adjust a theory so as to render finite or periodic (a theoretical space-time dimension).

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