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  • proper noun An open, bitstream container file format for audio, video, and other multimedia content.


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An abbreviation of OggSquish, a 1993 suggestion by Michael Whitsun to replace an original name Squish which was trademarked. Ogg was jargon from the computer game Netrek meaning roughly: to put all your resources into an attack to ensure its success, regardless of any negative consequences on the rest of the game. Allegedly "ogg" is a corruption of Og, the screen-name of the player who first played the game this way.


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