how to pronounce compressor


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compressor is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of compressor in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… heavy compressor on it which reduces the …”

meanings of compressor


  1. A device that squeezes (compresses).
  2. A device that produces pressure, such as a gas compressor that produces pressurized gas.
  3. A muscle that compresses certain parts.
  4. An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; a compressorium.
  5. A device that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal.
  6. A program or algorithm for compressing data.
  7. An instrument for compressing an artery (especially the femoral artery) or other part.
  8. A machine for compressing gases, especially an air compressor.

compressor frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word compressor occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics compressor can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that compressor can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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