un·​com·​pressed | \ ˌən-kəm-ˈprest How to pronounce uncompressed (audio) \

Definition of uncompressed

: 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 Some smartphones include a RAW format setting, which results in massive uncompressed files. Claire Sibonney, Wired, 11 May 2021 Amezdroz, however, prefers to shoot nearly uncompressed to maintain every last bit of detail. Popular Science, 14 Dec. 2020 Debug builds of a game can also help reverse engineers document its structure, thanks to the presence of uncompressed game files and C macros like __FILE__ and __LINE__ that reveal internal file names used by Nintendo. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 6 May 2020 Tidal Tidal’s biggest advantage is its top-tier HiFi plan that offers uncompressed, hi-res sound quality at a cost of $19.99 per month. Don Melanson, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2020 But to pass audio from a TV tuner or pass it through from a device attached to the TV to an A/V receiver, HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 use ARC (Audio Return Channel), which is limited to two channels of 44.1Hz/16-bit uncompressed audio. Jon L. Jacobi, PCWorld, 13 Nov. 2019 That includes everything in Gmail, Google Drive, and any uncompressed images stored in Google Photos. Wired, 31 Oct. 2019 To assist with producing that clear, uncompressed sound, Razer included a DAC (digital audio converter) that works at 24bit/96kHz. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, 20 Dec. 2018 In addition, there’s also support for uncompressed 4K video output on the third-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Dani Deahl, The Verge, 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of uncompressed

1723, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncompressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompressed. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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