Origin of lossyused origin, originally with regard to dissipation of electrical or electromagnetic energy
(comparative lossier, superlative lossiest)
- (telecommunications) of a communication channel, subject to loss of signal strength
- (power systems) of an electricity transmission line, subject to various forms of power loss
- (of an algorithm for converting or compressing data) reducing the amount of information in data.
- JPEG is a lossy image compression format.
loss +"Ž -y