Codec



/ˈkəʊˌdɛk/
noun
1.
(electronics) a set of equipment that encodes an analogue speech or video signal into digital form for transmission purposes and at the receiving end decodes the digital signal into a form close to its original
n.

by 1970, an abbreviation from compressor-decompressor or coder-decoder, on model of modem.

coder/decoder
1.
coder/decoder
2.
compression/decompression

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