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MPEG

[ em-peg ]
/ ˈɛmˌpɛg /
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noun

a set of standards and file format for compression of digital video and audio data.
a file compressed in this format.

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Origin of MPEG

1990–95; M(oving)P(icture)E(xperts)G(roup), developer of the standards
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British Dictionary definitions for MPEG

MPEG
/ (ˈɛmˌpɛɡ) /

noun

computing a standard file format for compressing video images and audio sounds
C20: technique devised by the M (otion) P (icture) E (xperts) G (roup)
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Scientific definitions for MPEG

MPEG
[ ĕmpĕg′ ]

Short for Moving Pictures Expert Group.
Any of a set of standards established for the compression of digital audio and video data.
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