A compression standard derived from LZ77; it is reportedly used in zip, gzip, PKZIP, and png, among others.Unlike LZW, deflate compression does not use patented compression algorithms. Used as a verb to mean to compress (not decompress!) a file which has been compressed using deflate compression. The opposite, inflate, means to decompress data which has been deflated. Deflate is described in RFC 1951.
Last updated: 1997-06-21
definitional constraint programming ♦ deflate ♦ deflate compression
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