compaction

Type: Term Pronunciation: kom-pak′shŭn Definitions: 1. The process following the third cleavage division of the zygote during which the blastomeres maximize their contact with each other by polarization and adhesion, forming a compact ball that is held together by tight junctions; compaction segregates the inner cells of the blastocyst t
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Compaction

a state where soil particles are forced closely together, reducing pore space.
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Compaction

Often this term comes up when one is talking about new landscaping around a new construction whether it be a private home site, or commercial site. Compaction is created by heavy machinery squeezing the layers of the soil together. It is destructive to the composition and structure of the soil. No longer are there healthy air pockets for roots. The
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Compaction

Reduction of the bulk of solid waste by rolling and tamping.
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compaction

[n] - an increase in the density of something
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Compaction

When soil is compressed naturally or otherwise to the extent that water cannot drain away or plant roots penetrate. Subsoiling is carried out to alleviate this.
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Compaction

The process of inducing a closer packing of particles in a granular material by rolling or other mechanical means.
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compaction

Process that occurs during the morula stage of embryogenesis in which blastomeres increase their cell-cell contact area and develop gap junctions. In mice compaction occurs at the 8 cell stage and after this the developmental fate of each cell becomes restricted.
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Compaction

Com·pac'tion noun [ Latin compactio .] The act of making compact, or the state of being compact. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
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compaction

compression 2 concretion noun an increase in the density of something
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compaction

(kәm-pak´shәn) a complication of labor in twin births in which there is simultaneous full engagement of the leading fetal poles of both twins, so that the true pelvic cavity is filled and further descent is prevented.
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Compaction

• (n.) The act of making compact, or the state of being compact.
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compaction

(from the article `rock`) ...deformation, creep, and recrystallization. (5) Time is an influential factor as well. (6) The rate of loading (i.e., the rate at which stress is ... Large raindrops, up to 6 mm (0.2 inch) in diameter, have terminal velocities of about 10 metres (30 feet) per second and so may cause considerable ... Effici...
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Compaction

[geology] In sedimentology compaction refers to the process by which a sediment progressively loses its porosity due to the effects of loading. This forms part of the process of lithification. When a layer of sediment is originally deposited, it contains an open framework of particles with the pore space being usually filled with water. As
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compaction

  1. an increase in the density of something
  2. the act of crushing

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Compaction

The process whereby the volume of freshly placed mortar or concrete is reduced to the minimum practical space, usually by vibration, centrifugation, tamping, or some combination of these; to mold it within forms or molds and around embedded parts and reinforcement, and to eliminate voids other than entrained air. See also Consolidation.
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Compaction

This refers to a shrinkage control process used during manufacture.
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compaction

The diagenetic process by which the volume or thickness of sediment is reduced due to pressure from overlying layers of sediment.
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compaction

Reduction of pore space between individual particles as the result of overlying sediments or of tectonic movements.
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Compaction

A compression process that reorients and reshapes the grains of a sediment in response to the weight
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Compaction

A state where soil particles are forced closely together, reducing pore space.
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Compaction

the compression of air spaces in the soil by heavy machinery
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