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digital compression

Etymology: L, digitus, finger, comprimere, to press together
the act of pressing with the fingers, as when arresting the blood flow from a wound.

digital compression

Compression of blood vessels with the fingers to stop hemorrhage.
See also: compression
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Fiber optic lines, after all, have immense capacity to carry multiple concurrent signals just as digital compression is multiplying the capacity of transponders.
Cable operators see the explosion in programming generated by digital compression as a double-barreled weapon--one that will not only beat out competitors, but reap huge profits from the multi-billion dollar home entertainment market.

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