Asymmetrical Compression

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A lossy data compression system often used with digital video. A compression algorithm is considered asymmetric when the decompressed file does not completely match the original file. When compressing video, there is so much information contained in the original file that it is not always possible to obtain a significantly compressed file. As a result, lossy compression schemes lose some data between compression and decompression. See Data Compression.