noun \ˈgif, ˈjif\

Definition of GIF

:  a computer file format for the compression and storage of digital video images; also :  such an image itself

Origin of GIF

graphic interchange format
First Known Use: 1987


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Standard computer file format for graphic images. GIF files use data compression to reduce the file size. The original version of the format was developed by CompuServe in 1987. The current version supports animated GIFs (a graphics image that moves). GIF and JPEG are the most commonly used graphics formats on the Internet.

Variants of GIF

GIF in full Graphics Interchange Format


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