disk compression

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a method of increasing the apparent capacity of a disk to store data, carried out by a special piece of software that compresses the data as it is being saved to disk and then decompresses the data when it is read back

Computing

  • noun a method of increasing the apparent capacity of a disk to store data by using a special piece of software that compresses the data as it is being saved to disk and then decompresses the data when it is read back

Electronics

  • The compression of the content of a disk, to increase its capacity.
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