Compact as used in politics may refer broadly to a

pact
A pact, from Latin ''pactum'' ("something agreed upon"), is a formal agreement. In international relations, pacts are usually between two or more sovereign state
A sovereign state is a political entity that is represented by one centralized go ...

or treaty
A treaty is a formal, legally binding written agreement between actors in international law
International law, also known as public international law and law of nations, is the set of rules, norms, and standards generally accepted in relati ...

; in more specific cases it may refer to:
* Interstate compact
In the United States
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US), or America, is a country Contiguous United States, primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 U.S. state, states, a Washin ...

* Blood compact
Blood compact ( Spanish: ''Pacto de sangre''; Filipino: ''Sanduguan'') was an ancient ritual in the Philippines
The Philippines (; fil, Pilipinas or ''Filipinas'' ), officially the Republic of the Philippines ( fil, Republika ng Pilipinas ...

, an ancient ritual of the Philippines
* Compact government
Compact governments or compacts were the conservative colonial cliques that ruled colonies, particularly in British North America prior to the granting of responsible government. They were usually Tory in orientation and representative of the local ...

, a type of colonial rule utilized in British North America
* Compact of Free Association
The Compact of Free Association (COFA) is an international agreement establishing and governing the relationships of Associated state, free association between the United States and the three Oceania, Pacific Island sovereign states of the Federate ...

whereby the sovereign states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau have entered into as associated states with the United States.
* Mayflower Compact
The Mayflower Compact, originally titled Agreement Between the Settlers of New Plymouth, was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony (sometimes Plimouth) was an British America, English colonial venture in America from ...

, the first governing document of Plymouth Colony
* United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and international security, security, develop friendly relations amo ...

* Global Compact for Migration
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is an intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to mai ...

, a UN non-binding intergovernmental agreement
Mathematics

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In the mathematical area of order theory
Order theory is a branch of mathematics
Mathematics (from Ancient Greek, Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), mathematical struc ...

, those elements of a partially ordered set that cannot be subsumed by a supremum of any directed set that does not already contain them
* Compact operator
In functional analysis
Image:Drum vibration mode12.gif, 200px, One of the possible modes of vibration of an idealized circular drum head. These modes are eigenfunctions of a linear operator on a function space, a common construction in functional a ...

, a linear operator that takes bounded subsets to relatively compact subsets, in functional analysis
* Compact space
In mathematics
Mathematics (from Ancient Greek, Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), mathematical structure, structure (algebra), space (geometry), and calculus, change (mathematical analysis, analysis). It ...

, a topological space such that every open cover has a finite subcover
* Quasi-compact morphismIn algebraic geometry
Algebraic geometry is a branch of mathematics, classically studying zero of a function, zeros of multivariate polynomials. Modern algebraic geometry is based on the use of abstract algebraic techniques, mainly from commutat ...

, a morphism of schemes for which the inverse image of any quasi-compact open set is again quasi-compact
Other uses

*Compact car
Compact car is a vehicle size class
Vehicle size classes are series of ratings assigned to different segments of automotive vehicles for the purposes of vehicle emissions control and fuel economy calculation. Various methods are used to classi ...

, a classification of automobile size
** Compact sport utility vehicle
A compact sport utility vehicle or compact SUV is a class of small sport utility vehicle
A sport utility vehicle or SUV is a car classification that combines elements of road-going passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, suc ...

* Compact (cosmetics)
Image:vintage compact1.jpg, Vintage art deco style compact, , made by Stratton (company), Stratton of Birmingham
A compact (also powder box, powder case and flapjack) is a cosmetics, cosmetic product. It is usually a small round metal case and cont ...

, a case containing one or more of the following, a mirror, pressed powder, and/or a powder puff
* Compact disc
The compact disc (CD) is a digital
Digital usually refers to something using digits, particularly binary digits.
Technology and computing Hardware
*Digital electronics
Digital electronics is a field of electronics
Electronics compris ...

* ''Compact'' (magazine), a right-wing German magazine
* Compact (newspaper)
A compact newspaper is a broadsheet-quality newspaper printed in a Tabloid (newspaper format), tabloid format, especially one in the United Kingdom. The term as used for this size came into use after ''The Independent'' began producing a smaller ...

, a broadsheet-quality newspaper printed in a tabloid format
* Compact Software
Compact Software was the first commercially successful RF microwave CAE CAD, microwave computer-aided design (CAD) company. The company was founded in 1973 by Les Besser to commercialize his eponymous program COMPACT (Computerized Optimization of Mi ...

, a technology company founded in 1973
* ''Compact'' (TV series), a 1960s British soap opera
* Compact star
In astronomy, the term compact star (or compact object) refers collectively to white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. It would grow to include exotic stars if such hypothetical, dense bodies are confirmed to exist. All compact objects ha ...

, also called a compact object, a degenerate star like a neutron star
See also

* Campact, a German nongovernmental organization *Kompakt
Kompakt (Labelcode: LC 12012) is a Cologne-based electronic music independent record label and vinyl/CD distributor, owned by Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer (musician), Michael Mayer and Jürgen Paape. They specialize in microhouse and minimal te ...

, a German record label
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