(written as MP3)a way of encoding digital audio data into a compressed data format that is approximately one twelfth the size of the original without perceptible loss of quality.
(written as MP3)An audio compression technique which reduces the size of audio files by a factor of 12 or more, without a significant reduction in sound quality. Used extensively to transmit music files over the Internet.
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(written as MP3)a computer file standard for downloading compressed music from the Internet, playable on a multimedia computer with appropriate software.
- suffix a file extension for an MP3 file.
(written as MP3)a format for compressing music files to approximately one tenth of their original size, while losing little quality