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Meaning of "GIF" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIF

From g( raphic) i( nterchange) f( ormat).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIF

GIF  [ɡɪf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIF

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gif is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

The Graphics Interchange Format is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability. The format supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image, allowing a single image to reference its own palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. It also supports animations and allows a separate palette of up to 256 colors for each frame. These palette limitations make the GIF format unsuitable for reproducing color photographs and other images with continuous color, but it is well-suited for simpler images such as graphics or logos with solid areas of color. GIF images are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv-Welch lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality. This compression technique was patented in 1985. Controversy over the licensing agreement between the software patent holder, Unisys, and CompuServe in 1994 spurred the development of the Portable Network Graphics standard. All the relevant patents have now expired.

Definition of GIF in the English dictionary

The definition of GIF in the dictionary is a standard compressed file format used for pictures. Other definition of GIF is a picture held in this format.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIF

Gide
Gideon
Gideon Bible
Gideons International
gidgee
gidjee
gie
Gielgud
Giessen

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIF

AIF
TGIF

Synonyms and antonyms of GIF in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «GIF» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIF

Find out the translation of GIF to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of GIF from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «GIF» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

GIF
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

GIF
570 millions of speakers

English

GIF
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

GIF
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

GIF
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

GIF
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

GIF
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জিআইএফ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

GIF
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

GIF
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

GIF
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

GIF
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

GIF
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

GIF
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

GIF
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

GIF,
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जीआयएफ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

GIF
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

GIF
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

GIF
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

GIF
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

GIF
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

GIF
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

GIF
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

GIF
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

GIF
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of GIF

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIF»

The term «GIF» is very widely used and occupies the 773 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIF» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIF»

Discover the use of GIF in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to GIF and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Compressed Image File Formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, XBM, BMP
A comprehensive reference on the major graphics file formats and the compression technologies, this work is a useful resource for graphics programmers, especially those developing graphical applications for the Web.
John Miano, 1999
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Flash CS4: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual
In addition to static images, the GIF file format lets you create animated images. Animated GIFs are mini-animations that play right in the Web browser, with no need for a Flash browser. The quality isn't always stellar and your audience can't  ...
Chris Grover, 2008
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Dreamweaver 8 For Dummies
Using. the. Transparent. GIF. Trick. You may find it strange that I suggest you place an invisible image on a Web page, but that's exactly what I show you how to do in this section. A small, transparent GIF is a powerful element in Web page ...
Janine Warner, 2011
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Foundation Flash CS5 For Designers
Now that you know how to create a GIF animation in Flash, let's look at the reverse process. Here's how to import a GIF animation into Flash: 2. Navigate to the ParrotFW.gif file in the Exercise folder for this chapter, and click Import to Library.
Tom Green, Tiago Dias, 2010
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Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions
The iconoclastic author of Candyfreak presents a witty compilation of original essays that explore the moral dilemmas of modern-day America, ranging from aquatic onanism to the consumption of ham for Chanukah, as he takes on such topics as ...
Steve Almond, 2008
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JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual
Say you wanted to find the name of any GIF file in a string. In addition, you want to extract the file name and perhaps use it somehow in your script (for example, you can use the match() method described on page 441). In other words, you want ...
David Sawyer McFarland, 2011
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New Perspectives on Creating Web Pages with HTML, XHTML, and XML
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a common image format first developed for the CompuServe online information service. GIF files are limited to 256 colors, so they are most often used for graphics requiring fewer colors, such as clip art ...
Patrick Carey, 2009
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Windows Forms Programming in C#
GetFrameCount (FrameDimension. Time) ; int pageFrames = gif .GetFrameCount (FrameDimension. Page) ,- int resolutionFrames = gif .GetFrameCount ( FrameDimension. Resolution) ; To select which frame to be displayed when the image is ...
Chris Sells, 2004
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OpenOffice.org For Dummies
An animated GIF file is a series of small GIF files that differ slightly from each other. An application or browser displays the GIF files quickly in order, giving the appearance of animation. Many ads that you see on the Internet are created using ...
Gurdy Leete, Ellen Finkelstein, Mary Leete, 2004
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Microsoft Expression Web For Dummies
In Figure 5-5, the image on the top is a regular GIF. See how the image's background color wrestles with the background color of the page? This problem disappears if you make the GIF's background color transparent, like the background of ...
Linda Hefferman, Asha Dornfest, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term GIF is used in the context of the following news items.
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After watching this disturbing GIF, will Rory MacDonald be the same …
In the above GIF (via gfycat.com), his face is a blind mask of blood. It's dripping down his chest, his forearms, his calves, staining his skin with ... «MMAjunkie.com, Jul 15»
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AppSnap: Disney GIF livens up texts
Disney GIF, free for Apple products, offers hundreds of animated images organized by either emotion or story that can be sent via text, email or ... «INFORUM, Jul 15»
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Facebook Messenger is Now More GIF-Friendly – Easily Send GIFs …
According to a recent revelation, Facebook is busy running tests on a new GIF button that will be placed inside the app. Using this button it will ... «UKMN, Jul 15»
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AIK - GIF Sundsvall
Allsvenskan – Follow the Football match between AIK and GIF Sundsvall live with Eurosport. The match starts at 01:30 on 13 July 2015. «Eurosport.com AU, Jul 15»
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MTV Is Turning Itself Into A Living GIF
So how does MTV stay fresh to an audience raised in the GIF-age? It becomes a living GIF itself. Earlier this month, MTV International—which ... «Co.Design, Jul 15»
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Redditor Creates GIF Showing Evolution of Every NBA Team's Logo
A Redditor by the name of "gordontrue" created a GIF that shows the evolution of the logos belonging to all 30 NBA teams. The creator points ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Mastering The Email GIF, Frame-By-Frame
We all love a good animated GIF. Even after 28 years, they continue to intrigue and entertain us. Most recently, these “digital flipbooks” have ... «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
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MacBook Pro Battery replacement in one simple GIF
So simple in fact that I'll show you how to do it using only a gif. But first, you'll need get your hands on a replacement battery, which is actually ... «Random Nerds, Jul 15»
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The complete gif history of the DeAndre Jordan saga
I'm sure by now you've heard the news. DeAndre Jordan re-signed with the Clippers after he verbally committed to the Mavs. We've got a lot of ... «Mavs Moneyball, Jul 15»
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iTunes sucks: A GIF guide to why Apple's desktop music app must …
The arrival of Apple Music brought an update for iTunes on the desktop and while the iOS Music app has plenty of UI/UX quirks that need to be ... «The Next Web, Jul 15»

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