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compress

verb [T]
 
 
/kəmˈpres/
IT to make computer information take up less space in memory or on a disk, by using a special program: Mega sites such as YouTube compress data to accommodate huge numbers of videos. → Compare decompress → See also zip
compression /kəmˈpreʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of compress from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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