uncompressed

adjective

un·​com·​pressed ˌən-kəm-ˈprest How to pronounce uncompressed (audio)
: not compressed: such as
a
computers : not reduced in size
uncompressed audio files
b
: not pressed or squeezed
the uncompressed veins/arteries

Examples of uncompressed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a camera feature that records uncompressed video and embeds metadata, such as filming location and angle, for later description and verification of phenomena. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2024 The first generation of cartridges held an impressive 100 gigabytes of uncompressed data; the latest, LTO-7, can hold 6 terabytes uncompressed and 15 TB compressed. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Apr. 2017 The software’s video processing engine can extract the audio from an online video, split it into mono, and format it into uncompressed 16 kilohertz WAV files. IEEE Spectrum, 16 May 2018 Apple’s AirPods Pro webpage has been updated with these details: Both feature the H2 chip, communicating at industry-shattering speed and unlocking a revolutionary new format rendering pure, uncompressed sound in real time. Chris Welch, The Verge, 12 Sep. 2023 That's more than enough horsepower for most professionals, able to handle up to 22 simultaneous streams of uncompressed 8K video or multitasking between apps that would normally require rendering on separate machines. Brian Westover, PCMAG, 6 June 2023 The guidelines make for soothing reading: A diligent archivist might capture uncompressed 24-bit color TIFFs at 600 DPI, filling up disk space with every detail on every page, just in case some secret of the universe is scribbled in a margin. Paul Ford, WIRED, 15 June 2023 The update also integrates Samsung’s Expert RAW app directly into the default camera app of eligible Galaxy devices, allowing photography enthusiasts to capture uncompressed images directly from the camera sensor. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 15 Feb. 2023 Fill power is the number of cubic inches one ounce of the down in question can loft into when uncompressed. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 22 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncompressed was in 1723

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“Uncompressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompressed. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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