Lossy Compression

Technology / Home Audio / Lossy Compression: A type of data compression which permanently discards data that humans supposedly 'cannot hear' to create much smaller audio, video and image file sizes. When the file is decompressed by the recipient, this compression method replaces the data for the sections it removed with calculated values to restore the file. The decompressed file is similar but not identical to the original file.

Non-Lossy Compression

Technology / Home Audio / Non-Lossy Compression: A form of data compression which seeks out chunks of data which are identical, replacing them with markers called keys. In this way, the file is reduced in size, and when it is decompressed by the rec MORE

Lossy Compression

Technology / Home Audio / Lossy Compression: A type of data compression which permanently discards data that humans supposedly 'cannot hear' to create much smaller audio, video and image file sizes. When the file is decompressed by the recipient MORE

Glossy Paper

Entertainment / Photography / Glossy Paper: Printing paper with a smooth shiny surface finish to give maximum detail and tonal range. MORE

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