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JPEG

[jey-peg]
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noun Computers.
  1. a set of standards and file format for compression of digital color images.
  2. an image file compressed in this format.
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JPEG

noun
  1. 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
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C20: technique devised by the J (oint) P (hotographic) E (xperts) G (roup)
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JPEG

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