zero compression

Definitions

Computing

  • noun the shortening of a file by the removal of unnecessary zeros.

Electronics

  • A file, file format, or data transfer in which no compression techniques are utilized.
  • synonymzero suppression
  • The reduction or elimination of nonsignificant zeroes when manipulating, storing, accessing, or transmitting data. For example, to eliminate leading zeroes. Also called zero compression (2).
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