Try Our Apps


Blech. These are the grossest words.


[em-peg] /ˈɛmˌpɛg/
a set of standards and file format for compression of digital video and audio data.
a file compressed in this format.
Origin of MPEG
1990-95; M(oving) P(icture) E(xperts) G(roup), developer of the standards Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for MPEG


(computing) a standard file format for compressing video images and audio sounds
Word Origin
C20: technique devised by the M(otion) P(icture) E(xperts) G(roup)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
MPEG in Science
  1. Short for Moving Pictures Expert Group.

  2. Any of a set of standards established for the compression of digital audio and video data.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
MPEG in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for MPEG


Moving Picture Experts Group
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for MPEG

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for MPEG

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for mpeg