waveform compression

waveform compression

[′wāv‚fȯrm kəm‚presh·ən]
(communications)
Any technique for compressing audio or video signals in which a facsimile of the source-signal waveform is replicated at the receiver with a level of distortion that is judged acceptable. Also known as waveform coder.
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The inherent nature of the wavelet transforms, however, is to scale these waveform compressions and expansions in a time domain without the need for approximations.