Definition of codec in English:

codec

Line breaks: codec
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊdɛk
 
/

noun

  • A device or program that compresses data to enable faster transmission and decompresses received data.
    More example sentences
    • This adds to the feeling of actual presence and reduces the processing load on the codec enabling a quicker refresh rate with less flicker.
    • The design flow is driven by research on future applications, such as software-defined radio and multi-format multimedia codecs.
    • The Skype system uses several different proprietary audio codecs to handle audio compression.

Origin

1960s: blend of coder (see code) and decoder (see decode).

More definitions of codec

Definition of codec in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody