[ jey-peg ]
/ ˈdʒeɪˌpɛg /

noun Computers.

a set of standards and file format for compression of digital color images.
an image file compressed in this format. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jpeg

/ (ˈdʒeɪˌpɛɡ) /


  1. a standard file format for compressing pictures by disposing of redundant pixels
  2. a picture held in this file format
  3. (as modifier)a JPEG image

Word Origin for JPEG

C20: technique devised by the J (oint) P (hotographic) E (xperts) G (roup)
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Science definitions for jpeg

[ jāpĕg′ ]

Short for Joint Photographic Experts Group.
A standard algorithm for the compression of digital images, making it easier to store and transmit them.
A digital image that has been compressed using this algorithm.
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