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Compressed File

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A file reduced in size through the application of a compression algorithm, commonly performed to save disk space. The act of compressing a file will make it unreadable to most programs until the file is uncompressed. Most common compression utilities are PKZIP and WinZip with an extension of .zip.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-72

  A file reduced in size through the application of a compression algorithm, commonly performed to save disk space. The act of compressing a file makes it unreadable to most programs until the file is uncompressed.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-101 Rev. 1