Type: Term Pronunciation: kom-presh′ŭn Definitions: 1. A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body in such a way as to tend to increase its density; the decrease in a dimension of a body under the action of two external forces directed toward one another in the same straight line. Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=19553
A technique to reduce the size of a file in order to make it more manageable and quicker to download. Compressed files have to be extracted using a utility such as PKZip or WinZip. Such files usually have a .zip extension. Found on http://www.mantex.co.uk/samples/glo-1.htm
(Digital cameras and photo printers) Data may be compressed to reduce storage (memory) space or transmission times (= reducing the amount of data). Well-known compression standards include JPEG and MPEG. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20472
Squashing or forcing an object onto itself â€` usually making it take up less space. Compression of the spine occurs when the bone of the vertebrae are pushed closer together during injury.
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When the narrating time is shorter than the acting time. The narrator only picks out those events which seem important to him to serve his / her purpose (opposite: expansion) Found on http://www.menrath-online.de/glossaryengl.html
The process of removing redundancies in digital data to reduce the amount that must be stored or transmitted. Lossless compression removes only enough redundancy so that the original data can be recreated exactly as it was. Lossy compression sacrifices additional data to achieve greater compression. Found on http://www.videohelp.com/glossary?C