Definitions

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  • adj. free from loss, especially not losing electrical energy or force
  • adj. Not losing information.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from loss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free from loss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by or causing no dissipation of energy

Etymologies

loss +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rip in lossless format like Flac or Apple Lossless (with iTunes) then give away to charity.

    Advisor: What should I do with my high school CD collection? Boing Boing

  • Archival images are in: resolution of 300 dpi, minimum bit depth of 8 (256 colors/grayscale), uncompressed format or in lossless compression format.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The sharp increase in bitrate falls in line with what's known as lossless compression, meaning bit-for-bit replication of the source material in a single file.

    Icrontic

  • The program's key feature is that editing of a video file is performed without re-encoding (so-called lossless editing).

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Want your beloved iPod to play dozens of free games or better-quality music files, such as "lossless" FLAC files?

    Hack your iPod in 5 easy steps

  • Would you download a MP3 file (or AAC or WMA or a higher-quality "lossless" format like FLAC) if it had six discrete channels of audio instead of just left and right stereo?

    Would you download MP3s in 5.1 surround sound? | Sync Blog

  • The audio is lossless, meaning it's not compressed.

    Peter Jackson Goes Blu-ray | /Film

  • Recordings of concerts by popular acts such as Animal Collective and The National are offered for free downloading, by agreement with the artists, as MP3s and "lossless" digital files.

    Net Worthy

  • ClassicsOnline, which is relaunching next week, offers nearly 27,000 albums as MP3s at 320 kbps, and Naxos is experimenting with "lossless" formats that match CD quality.

    New Ways to Buy Bach Online

  • And Naxos is about to begin selling "lossless" digital files whose audio quality is on par with CDs.

    New Ways to Buy Bach Online

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