JPEG

noun \ ˈjā-ˌpeg \

Definition of JPEG

plural JPEGs
: a computer file format for the compression and storage of digital images
  • The file format commonly used for photos is the highly compressed JPEG format …
  • Consumer Reports
also : an image stored in this format
  • … seems convenient until you unknowingly open a virus-laden executable program disguised as a JPEG.
  • —Scott McNealy

Examples of jpeg in a Sentence

  1. Most of the pictures are JPEGs.

Origin and Etymology of jpeg

Joint Photographic Experts Group


JPEG Defined for English Language Learners

JPEG

Definition of JPEG for English Language Learners

  • : a type of computer file used for storing images; also : an image that is stored as this type of file


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