Huffman coding

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Etymology[edit]

Named after its inventor, David A. Huffman.

Noun[edit]

Huffman coding (countable and uncountable, plural Huffman codings)

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  1. (computing theory) An entropy-encoding algorithm used for lossless data compression, involving a variable-length code table derived from the estimated probability of occurrence of each symbol (so that more frequent symbols take less space to store).