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riff

Music
(in jazz or rock music) a short series of chords

RIFF

(file format)
Microsoft's equivalent to the Amiga's IFF files format. RIFF is used for WAV and AVI files.

RIFF

(1) (Resource Interchange File Format) A multimedia file format introduced by Microsoft and IBM in the early 1990s that is structured in "chunks." Each chunk identifies the type of data that follows, thus RIFF files can be composites of different audio and video content. Microsoft's AVI and WAV files conform to the RIFF format. See AVI and WAV.

(2) An earlier bitmapped graphics format developed for Letraset's ImageStudio and Ready, Set, Go programs for the Macintosh.
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His battalions set out to defeat the Riffian tribes by destroying their morale with bayonets.
Inhabiting the mountain regions and parts of the deserts, the Berbers are roughly divided into three groups according to dialect: those in the Rif region speak mainly Riffian; in the High-Atlas, they speak Chleuh; while the dominant group in the Middle Atlas speak Amazigh (also known as Tamazight or Braber).
This book is timely and provides a provocative and accessible collection of stories detailing 11 military incidents ranging from the eighteenth-century Seven Years War through the Riffian Rebellion in Morocco during the 1920s.