asymmetric compression


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

asymmetric compression

A data compression technique that takes more processing time to compress than it does to decompress the data. In contrast, asymmetric compression designed for backup may take less time to compress than decompress, because files are constantly being compressed but rarely decompressed. Contrast with symmetric compression.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
Full browser ?