deflate definition file format, compression
A compression standard
derived from LZ77
; it is reportedly used in zip
, and png
, among others.
, 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