Definitions

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  • v. To compress too much.

Etymologies

over- +‎ compress (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Get a decent mic, watch your recording levels and don't overcompress (this refers to both audio and data compression).

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  • Seems that if I really overcompress a JPEG, the main problems are at the edges of the blocks.

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  • She misplaces notes, doesn't exercise proper breathing technique, and has a tendency to overcompress the air on higher notes (hence the "thinning out" you described).

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