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Definition of lossy



  • in computing, of a data transformation, one which does not retain all of the data.

    Used commonly in image, audio, and video compression, in which knowledge of the human visual/auditory systems are used to eliminate imperceptible or barely perceptible information.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 14 2009.

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    having a poor memory.
    I joined a study group that he led, but he's just too lossy.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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