white compression

white compression

[′wīt kəm‚presh·ən]
(communications)
In facsimile or television the reduction in picture-signal gain at levels corresponding to light areas, with respect to the gain at the level for midrange light values; the overall effect of white compression is to reduce contrast in the highlights of the picture.
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Too bad I will be wearing knee-high white compression socks and my hin'end will be hanging out the back of my nighty - and that's before the breeze reveals my best pair of "Bridget Jones's".
Running in white compression socks ( similar to those of Paula Radcliffe ( which she claims have been a great help in her fight against calf injuries, Pavey clocked an impressive time of 8:33.