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Meaning of DEFLATE

Pronunciation:  di'fleyt

 
Matching Terms:  deflate compression, deflate/inflate compression, deflated, deflation, deflationary, deflator

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 Definition: 

A compression standard derived from lz77; it is reportedly used in zip, gzip, pkzip, and png, among others.

Unlike lzw, deflate compression does not use patented compression algorithms.

Used as a verb to mean to compress (not decompress!) a file which has been compressed using deflate compression. The opposite, inflate, means to decompress data which has been deflated.

Deflate is described in rfc 1951.

 
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