# arithmetic coding

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## arithmetic coding

[¦a·rith¦med·ik ′cōd·iŋ] (communications)

A method of data compression in which a long character string is represented by a single number whose value is obtained by repeatedly partitioning the range of possible values in proportion to the probabilities of the characters.

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## arithmetic coding

A statistical data compression method that converts strings of data into single floating point numbers between 0 and 1.Copyright © 1981-2019 by

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