lossless

<algorithm, compression> A term describing a data compression algorithm which retains all the information in the data, allowing it to be recovered perfectly by decompression.

Unix compress and GNU gzip perform lossless compression.

Opposite: lossy.

Last updated: 1995-03-29

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