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JPEG

[ jey-peg ]
/ ˈdʒeɪˌpɛg /
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noun Computers.

a set of standards and file format for compression of digital color images.
an image file compressed in this format.

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Origin of JPEG

First recorded in 1985–90; abbreviation of J(oint)P(hotographic)E(xperts)G(roup), developer of the standards
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British Dictionary definitions for JPEG

JPEG
/ (ˈdʒeɪˌpɛɡ) /

noun

computing
  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)
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

Scientific definitions for JPEG

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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