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encoding

Definitions of encoding
  1. noun
    the activity of converting data or information into code
    synonyms: encryption
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    compression
    encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
    data encryption
    (computer science) the encryption of data for security purposes
    image compression
    the compression of graphics for storage or transmission
    MPEG
    a set of standards adopted by the moving pictures experts group for the compression of digital video and audio data or a file of data compressed according to those standards
    type of:
    coding, cryptography, secret writing, steganography
    act of writing in code or cipher
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