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Relationships Related Term:  compression n. ~ Degraded by a loss of information. Notes:  Lossy is used to describe digital compression techniques in which information is lost; an object is altered a [..]
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A way of compressing files to smaller sizes that will mean that some data or fine detail will be lost when they are reconstructed.
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or Lossy compression - A form of image compression when saving an image that discards (loses) data from it. Saving a picture as a .jpg or .jpeg is a method of lossy compression.
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A data-compression technique that can reduce the detail of a digital image file. Most video compression techniques utilize lossy compression. See non-lossy or lossless.
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"characterized by loss," 1948, a term in electrical engineering, from loss + -y (2).
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Characteristic of a network that is prone to lose packets when it becomes highly loaded.
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A term coined by graphics programmers to refer to a technique of shrinking file sizes by giving away some precision of detail. JPEG is the most common of these. By reducing the so-called quality of a [..]
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Dictionary of Internet Terms A term coined by graphics programmers to refer to a technique of shrinking file sizes by giving away some precision of detail.JPEG is the most common of these.
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A format for size-compressing audio that may sacrifice a small amount of quality in order to reduce the file size more than lossless compression. Examples are MP3 and OGG.
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See: lossless.
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If a process is lossy, it means that a little quality is lost when it is performed. If a format is lossy, it means that putting data into that format will cause some slight loss. Lossy processes and f [..]
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Image compression that functions by removing minor tonal and/or color variations, causing visible loss of detail at high compression ratios.
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A data compression scheme that excludes or removes information it regards as unnecessary from the original, uncompressed file. The Joint Photographic Experts Group format, JPEG or JPG, uses a lossy co [..]
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If a process is lossy, it means that a little quality is lost when it is performed. If a format is lossy, it means that putting data into that format (or possibly even manipulating it in that format) [..]
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A lossy compression allows for the quality of the compressed data to be diminished after decompression in order to make the compressed file smaller in size. It is suitable for audio, video and image c [..]
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term used for types of file compression that take away from data and quality of the original file. Many different file formats are lossy, such as JPEG and MP3’s.
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describes a method of compressing digital data (usually audio, video, or graphics) that sacrifices some quality to achieve greater compression. Examples of popular lossy compression methods are AAC an [..]
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Lossy (file format) refers to a characteristic of the file compression. A lossy file format loses (or discards) so-called redundant data (in our case photographic image data) in an attempt to compress the size of the file, while still retaining enough image information to recreate the image.
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Data-compression that reduces the detail of a digital image file. An example would be JPEG.
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Lossy is a data encoding and compression technique that deliberately discards some data in the compression process. The lossy compression method filters and discards needless and redundant data to red [..]
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'Lossy' codecs are those that compress the source media by removing (or losing) some of the information to achieve the result, MPEG is an example of a lossy codec.
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 A form of data compression using relatively high ratios that results in permanent loss of information upon reconstruction.
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A compression process that reduces the storage space needed for an image file, but which discards some information that is "redundant" and not perceptible to the human eye. If an image that has undergone lossy compression is decompressed, it will differ from the image before it was compressed, even though the difference may be difficult f [..]
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A form of data compression where detail is deleted as the file size is decreased. JPEG is an example of a lossy compression method.
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(telecommunications) Of a communication channel, subject to loss of signal strength. ''(power systems)'' Of an electricity transmission line, subject to various forms of power loss. (of an,algor [..]
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 data compression method where compressing and then decompressing retrieves data that may well be different from the original, but is "close enough" to be useful in some way
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