Definitions for "Graphical Interchange Format"
Keywords:  gif, unisys, welch, ziv, lempel
n. A digital format that is used to compress and transfer graphical information over computer networks. For example, GIF is a common format for graphical information on the Internet.
a compression technique based on lempel ziv welch (lzw) that requires a license from unisys to use. this format is suitable for images on a Web page that contain few colours.