lossless

adjective

loss·​less ˈlȯs-ləs How to pronounce lossless (audio)
: done or being without loss (as of power or data)
lossless data compression
lossless power transmission

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Portal Headset is Bang & Olufsen’s first accessory designed specifically for Xbox, complete with near-instant lossless wireless connection to the Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One as well as support for Dolby Atmos. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2022 The Portal Headset is Bang & Olufsen’s first accessory designed specifically for Xbox, complete with near-instant lossless wireless connection to the Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One as well as support for Dolby Atmos. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2022 Still photographers will be happy to hear Sony added lossless RAW image compression, expanded focus and exposure bracketing, a wide brightness range for large screen viewing, and high-quality HEIF images with high compression efficiency. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 26 Oct. 2022 Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and many more, including Amazon Music HD’s 90 million songs in lossless audio formats. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2022 Founded in 2007, the French platform offers one of the world’s largest catalogs of high-resolution, lossless music. Lina Abascal, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2022 The Portal Headset is Bang & Olufsen’s first accessory designed specifically for Xbox, complete with near-instant lossless wireless connection to the Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One as well as support for Dolby Atmos. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2022 The Portal Headset is Bang & Olufsen’s first accessory designed specifically for Xbox, complete with near-instant lossless wireless connection to the Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One as well as support for Dolby Atmos. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2022 The Portal Headset is Bang & Olufsen’s first accessory designed specifically for Xbox, complete with near-instant lossless wireless connection to the Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One as well as support for Dolby Atmos. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lossless was circa 1934

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“Lossless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lossless. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

lossless

adjective
loss·​less ˈlȯs-ləs How to pronounce lossless (audio)
: occurring or functioning without loss
lossless electrical transmission in a nerve fiber
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