GIF

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GIF

 (gĭf, jĭf )
n. Computers
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).]

GIF

(ɡɪf)
n
(Computer Science)
a. a standard compressed file format used for pictures
b. a picture held in this format
[C20: from g(raphic) i(nterchange) f(ormat)]
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Privacy advocates have been raising the alarm over Web bugs, which are invisible GIFs that can collect information about Web site visitors without their knowledge (see "Cleaning Up Data Spills," "Tech Talk," May).