: any of a group of computer file formats for the compression and storage of digital video and audio data
: a computer file (as of a movie) in an MPEG format

Word History


Moving Pictures Experts Group

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of MPEG was in 1988

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“MPEG.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/MPEG. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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