[ em-peg ]
/ ˈɛmˌpɛg /


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

Origin of MPEG

1990–95; M(oving) P(icture) E(xperts) G(roup), developer of the standards Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for mpeg


/ (ˈɛmˌpɛɡ) /


computing a standard file format for compressing video images and audio sounds

Word Origin for MPEG

C20: technique devised by the M (otion) P (icture) E (xperts) G (roup)
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Science definitions for 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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