UK Accounting Glossary
A format for storing compressed versions of one or more files within a single archive file (a ZIP file).
A format for storing compressed versions of one or more files within a single archive file (a ZIP file). A file of compressed data that can be accessed once received by using an unzipping program.
It is now used on many systems and is a de-facto standard.
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.