lossy data compression


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lossy data compression

[¦lȯs·ē ′dad·ə kəm‚presh·ən]
(communications)
Data compression in which controlled degradation of the data is allowed.
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Vector quantization (VQ) is a lossy data compression method based on the principle of block coding.
Lossy data compression means that the restored data may not be completely identical to the original data.