loss·​less | \ ˈlȯs-ləs How to pronounce lossless (audio) \

Definition of lossless

: done or being without loss (as of power or data) lossless data compression lossless power transmission

Examples of lossless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This immediately made waves across the industry, and within hours, Amazon revealed that its own lossless music tier would be free to all Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 21 May 2021 The leap to data throughput speeds of 1Mbit/s to achieve lossless transmission is a big one. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Lossless will only be totally lossless under ideal conditions. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 This service offers lossless music (either 16 bit/44.1kHz or Hi-Res 24-bit/192kHz). Brad Moon, Forbes, 5 June 2021 Apple and Amazon now offer lossless streaming, and Spotify reportedly will offer a similar service later this year. Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 Amazon Music Unlimited offers ad-free music streaming, lossless audio, and more. Louryn Strampe, Wired, 20 June 2021 Another significant new feature for the home is lossless audio support for Apple Music on the HomePod mini, which is coming later this year. Chris Smith, BGR, 7 June 2021 The company began collecting high-resolution masters way back in 2012 and most insiders felt that meant a move to a lossless tier was imminent way back then. Bobby Owsinski, Forbes, 9 May 2021

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First Known Use of lossless

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lossless was circa 1934

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24 Oct 2021

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“Lossless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lossless. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of lossless

: occurring or functioning without loss lossless electrical transmission in a nerve fiber


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