Zip-file meaning

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(1) A file stored on a Zip cartridge (see Zip disk).
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A computer file containing the zipped (compressed) contents of one or more files; a kind of compressed archive.
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Origin of zip-file

  • zip (meaning "move at high speed") was suggested by Robert Mahoney, friend of Phil Katz (original developer of the format).

    From Wiktionary