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Zip File - Definition

A Zip File is a file that has been compressed into a much smaller size using a software utility that scans files for redundant strings of binary code and eliminates them. A compressed file in zip format has a .zip extension. Zipped files are decompressed, or "blown back up" to full size, using an unzip option. Programs are available for free that let you compress (zip) files into a smaller, more manageable size before you attach them into an e-mail message or put them on a diskette.

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