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  1. GIFnoun

    The Graphics Interchange Format, one of the most popular standardized formats for storing graphic data in binary computer files. The standard has been revised several times, and includes provisions for interlacing and animating images. Its disadvantage is that it can store only 256 colors. Compare JPEG.

    Etymology: [Acronym from Graphics Interchange Format.]

  2. GIFnoun

    (Computers) An image stored in GIF format, or the file in which the image is stored; as, he sent three GIF's with lovely pictures of his children.

    Etymology: [Acronym from Graphics Interchange Format.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gif

    if

    Etymology: [AS. See If.]

Freebase

  1. GIF

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gif

    gif, conj. an obsolete form of if.

Suggested Resources

  1. GIF

    What does GIF stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the GIF acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for GIF »

  1. FGI, fig, fig., GFI, IGF

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GIF in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GIF in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of GIF in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    -- which happens all the time in a court of law. So the idea that Trump can't talk to Mueller because it's possible he had a differing understanding of what he told Comey is a red herring.Like what youre reading?Check out the latest analysis from The Point with Chris Cillizza:Rudy Giuliani's Sunday show appearance was a total disasterTrump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mountsMichael Avenatti is no Donald Trump. Not even close.The definitive ranking of 2020 DemocratsThis week in politics, GIF'dSecond, not all.

  2. President Trump:

    -- and suggested they took his infamous wrestling GIF too seriously. Speaking during a joint news conference with President Andrzej Duda in Poland, President Trump addressed the network’s latest controversy, after CNN this week appeared to threaten to expose the Reddit user who created a GIF of Trump wrestling a person with a CNN logo photoshopped over his head. I think what CNN did was unfortunate for them, as you know now they have some pretty serious problems, they have been fake news for a long time. They have been covering me in a very, very dishonest way.

  3. Maya Rudolph:

    He sent me a GIF of Maya Rudolph, as Kamala Harris, in sunglasses, sipping a cocktail and saying,' Oh no.' That really made me laugh.

Images & Illustrations of GIF

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