Definition of digital compression in English:

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digital compression

Entry from US English dictionary


A method of reducing the number of bits (zeros and ones) in a digital signal by using mathematical algorithms to eliminate redundant information.
Example sentences
  • The need for digital compression is really questionable.
  • Additionally, VEIL data will carry through on home video recordings and also survive digital compression, thereby ensuring availability through time-shift recordings and existing analog TVs and VCRs.
  • Recent technological advancements such as digital compression now allow music videos and other video programming to be transmitted via the Internet from one location to another for subsequent viewing.

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Syllabification: dig·it·al com·press·ion

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