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Meaning of ZIP

Pronunciation:  zip

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. To create a compressed archive (a "zip file") from one or more files using pkware's pkzip or a compatible archiver. Its use is spreading from ms-dos now that portable implementations of the algorithm have been written.

zip is also the name of a unix archiving utility compatible with pkzip. unzip is the corresponding de-archiver.

See also gzip, tar and feather.

2. zip drive.

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