[ jey-peg ]
/ ˈdʒeɪˌpɛg /
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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
Words nearby JPEG
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How to use JPEG in a sentence
Apologizing via Twitter is like marking your anniversary by having your secretary send a JPEG of a rose to your wife.Hey Daniel Tosh—No One Believes Your Lame Twitter Apology|Jesse Singal|July 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for JPEG
/ (ˈdʒeɪˌpɛɡ) /
- a standard file format for compressing pictures by disposing of redundant pixels
- a picture held in this file format
- (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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Scientific definitions for JPEG
[ jā′pĕg′ ]
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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