codec

World English Dictionary
codec (ˈkəʊˌdɛk)
 
n
electronics a set of equipment that encodes an analogue speech or video signal into digital form for transmission purposes and at the receiving end decodes the digital signal into a form close to its original
 
[C20: from co(de) + dec(ode)]

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Word Origin & History

codec
an abbreviation from compressor-decompressor or coder-decoder, on model of modem.
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Computing Dictionary

CODEC definition


coder/decoder

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American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
codec
  1. coder/decoder

  2. compression/decompression

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