Restores a compressed file to it's original size using a decompressing utility. Last Reviewed: 2003-05-04
To process a compressed bitstream and recover the original data (if lossless compression), or an approximation of the original (if lossy compression). Also called decode. See also compress.
see Compressed files
The receiving side of definition 2 under 'compress', above.
restore to its uncompressed form; "decompress data"
Convert video and audio data from a compressed form back into its original form.
To open a file that has been compressed, returning it to its original size. A compressed file must be decompressed in order to be viewed, printed, or run.
Opposite of compressing a file; the process of restoring the file to its original size and format. The most common programs for decompressing files are PKUNZIP for IBM PC and compatible computers (.zip files) and Stuffit Expander (.sit files) for Macintosh computers.
To reverse the procedure conducted by compression software, thereby returning compressed data to its original size and condition. Compare with compress.
The restoration of a group of compressed files to their original size.
process by which compressed data is expanded to its former file size.
expanding a file to its original uncompressed form after being compressed.
To reverse the procedure conducted by compression software, and thereby return compressed data to its original size and condition.
Converting compacted video and audio data back into its original form.
To expand a compressed file or group of files back to their normal size so that the file or files can be opened. See also compress.
To take a digitally compressed data file and return it to it's original state.
Reverse process of Compress. The process of restoring a compress file to its original state