GIF(redirected from GIF patents)
Also found in: Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
GIF(gĭf, jĭf )
1. A raster-based format for storing files of color graphics.
2. An image or animated clip recorded in such a format.
[G(raphics) I(nterchange) F(ormat).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a. a standard compressed file format used for pictures
b. a picture held in this format
[C20: from g(raphic) i(nterchange) f(ormat)]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014