from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Computer Science A service mark used for a raster-based format for storing files of color graphics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • A bitmap image format for pictures with up to 256 distinct colors.
  • v. to create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Graphics Interchange Format, one of the most popular standardized formats for storing graphic data in binary computer files. The standard has been revised several times, and includes provisions for interlacing and animating images. Its disadvantage is that it can store only 256 colors. Compare JPEG.
  • n. An image stored in GIF{1} format, or the file in which the image is stored.


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