WAV

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noun \ˈwāv\

Definition of WAV

  1. :  a usually uncompressed lossless computer file format used for the storage of digital audio data MP3 involves lossy compression, which means that MP3 files are not the same as the original WAV files found on CDs. — Mark Chussil, PC Magazine, 20 Feb. 2001

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Origin and Etymology of wav

from the filename extension, shortened from WAVE, short for Waveform Audio File Format


First Known Use: 1991


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