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zip

[zip]
(computer science)
Open standard for file compression and decompression used with personal computers.

zip

(tool, compression, file format)
To create a compressed archive (a "zip file") from one or more files using PKWare's PKZIP or a compatible archiver. Its use is spreading from MS-DOS now that portable implementations of the algorithm have been written.

zip is also the name of a Unix archiving utility compatible with PKZIP. unzip is the corresponding de-archiver.

See also gzip, tar and feather.

zip

(storage)

zip

(1) To compress a file with PKZIP. See ZIP file.

(2) (Zip) A removable disk from Iomega. See Zip disk.

(3) (ZIP) (Zig-Zag Inline Package) A chip package similar to a DIP, but both rows of pins come out of one side in an alternating pattern. See DIP and chip package.

(4) (ZIP) A proprietary messaging protocol from IBM. PROFS uses ZIP for its e-mail transport.
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A post-mortem revealed 97 objects in the 35-year-old vagrant's stomach, including pliers, a hammer, zip fastener, pens, coins, wire-rimmed glasses, nuts and bolts, screws and washers, safety pins, seven keys, nail clippers, watch and a small buckle belt.
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Take the zip fastener, of which he says: 'I should be hailing the zip as a brilliant invention but I can't.
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On This Day: 1896: The first zip fastener was patented in America by Whitcomb Judson.
Her company, Reuzip (pronounced re-use zip), has continued its success with Tenzip - a stationery bag for office or home use with a toothed zip fastener, and Zippydoor, which stops dust escaping around the house when builders are at work and is now being sold to the Stanley tool company.