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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Beyond emulation: The massive effort to reverse-engineer N64 source code," 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, "The best music streaming services of 2020," 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, "HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?," 13 Nov. 2019 That includes everything in Gmail, Google Drive, and any uncompressed images stored in Google Photos. Wired, "How to Free Up Space in Gmail," 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, "Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC review: easy isolation," 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, "Apple updates iMovie, GarageBand, iWork, and Clips as new devices launch," 7 Nov. 2018 Drop the resolution to 2560×1440, and two uncompressed 120 frame per second streams would be possible. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "VR rivals come together to develop a single-cable spec for VR headsets," 18 July 2018 The website will use Xstream Music high resolution streaming by OraStream to offer uncompressed master recordings. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, "Neil Young Launching Online Music Archives Next Month, Will Initially Be Free," 16 Nov. 2017

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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 10 Aug. 2020.

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