- the file extension for MPEG Audio Layer-3, a set of standards for compressing and downloading audio files from the Internet.
- a file compressed in this format.Compare MPEG.
Origin of MP3
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Examples from the Web for mp3
Put the music that your loved one cherishes on an MP3 player.How an iPod Can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Dr. Bill Thomas
July 20, 2014
But the MP3 players died, almost at the same moment, not long after they showed up.Decentralized Dance Parties: Raves’ Next Wave
February 3, 2012
Gadgets include things like computers, videogame consoles, smartphones, tablets, and MP3 players.How Tech-Savvy Parents Are Splurging on Themselves
November 29, 2011
MP3 copies have been floating around, of course, and people are as likely to stream something as download it at this stage.Best Effing Song of the Summer
August 24, 2010
- MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3: tradename for software created by the Motion Picture Experts Group that enables files to be compressed quickly to 10% or less of their original size for storage on disk or hard drive or esp for transfer across the internet
- an audio or video file created in this way
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- An MPEG standard used especially for transmitting music digitally over the Internet. Many programs are available to facilitate the transfer of these files, but there are numerous legal issues regarding the swapping of files and violation of copyright laws.
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A file containing compressed digital audio data, often used to transmit music over the Internet.
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