Define: ZIP

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Definition: ZIP


Quick Summary of ZIP


A format for storing compressed versions of one or more files within a single archive file (a ZIP file). 




What is the dictionary definition of ZIP?

Dictionary Definition


A format for storing compressed versions of one or more files within a single archive file (a ZIP file).

It is now used on many systems and is a de facto standard.


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Full Definition of ZIP


ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression.

ZIP file may contain one or more files or directories that may have been compressed


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Examples of ZIP in a sentence


Compressed ‘zip‘ files are widely used as they pack one or more computer files into a single file or folder which takes up less space.

Like other archives, ZIP files are data containers, they store one or several files in the compressed form.



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This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.