Lossy compression

Lossy compression,

Definition of Lossy compression:

  1. Data-file reduction technique in which the compression algorithm causes loss of a certain percentage of original data (which may not be obvious to the user) during compression-decompression process. Commonly used in compression of music and photographs, it provides very high compression ratios but the decompressed file is not identical to the original file.

Meaning of Lossy compression & Lossy compression Definition