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  • n. A device or program capable of performing transformations on a data stream or signal.


Blend of coder and decoder (Wiktionary)



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  • I wonder if this was originally a play after codex.

    May 15, 2009

  • "A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal. The word codec is a portmanteau of 'compressor-decompressor' or, most commonly, 'coder-decoder'." --Wikipedia

    May 14, 2009