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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 email transport.
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With PKZIP v8, PKWARE is bringing to market the first Windows ZIP solution designed specifically with the enterprise in mind," said Steve Crawford, Chief Marketing Officer of PKWARE.
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Sherman said Murphy agreed to consider the alternatives and to initiate a study on the impact of switching Oak Park residents to a neighboring ZIP code.
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0 Pro allows you to burn Zip files directly onto CDs and DVDs.
The program adds powerful new features including "Intelligent Zipping Technology," which automatically zips an email attachment if necessary, as determined by customizable user preferences.
PKWARE, the leading provider of Trusted ZIP Solutions for the Enterprise(TM), today announced a series of developer toolkits to enable commercial and in-house software developers to embed compression and strong security into their Windows-based applications.