difference encoding

difference encoding

[′dif·rəns in‚kōd·iŋ]
(computer science)
A method of data compression that takes advantage of a sequence of data that differs little from one value to the next by encoding each value as the difference from the previous value.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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