Definitions for "File Compression"
This process stores computer data more efficiently so the information takes up less disk or file space and may be transmitted in less
Compress the size of files for easier storage or transfer. The UNIX compress utility and WinZip are good examples.
You can use PKZIP, ZipIt, gzip, or another compatible archiver to compress a file (to code the data in it in a way that makes it more compact). Compressed files save storage space and are faster to transmit.