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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Zip  \Zip\,  n.  [Imitative.] 
  A  hissing  or  sibilant  sound  such  as  that  made  by  a  flying 
  bullet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Zip  \Zip\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  or  move  with  such  a  sound. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  zip 
  n  1:  a  quantity  of  no  importance;  "it  looked  like  nothing  I  had 
  ever  seen  before";  "reduced  to  nil  all  the  work  we  had 
  done";  "we  racked  up  a  pathetic  goose  egg";  "it  was  all 
  for  naught";  "I  didn't  hear  zilch  about  it"  [syn:  {nothing}, 
  {nil},  {nix},  {nada},  {aught},  {cipher},  {cypher},  {goose 
  egg},  {naught},  {zero},  {zilch}] 
  2:  a  device  for  locking  together  two  toothed  edges  by  means  of 
  a  sliding  tab  [syn:  {slide  fastener},  {zipper},  {zip-fastener}] 
  v  1:  close  with  a  zipper  [syn:  {zip  up},  {zipper}]  [ant:  {unzip}] 
  2:  move  very  fast  [syn:  {travel  rapidly},  {speed},  {hurry}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  zip  vt  [primarily  MS-DOS]  To  create  a  compressed  archive  from 
  a  group  of  files  using  PKWare's  PKZIP  or  a  compatible  archiver.  Its  use 
  is  spreading  now  that  portable  implementations  of  the  algorithm  have 
  been  written.  Commonly  used  as  follows:  "I'll  zip  it  up  and  send  it 
  to  you."  See  {tar  and  feather}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  zip 
 
  1.  compression,  file  format>  To  create  a  compressed 
  {archive}  (a  "zip  file")  from  one  or  more  files  using 
  {PKWare}'s  {PKZIP}  or  a  compatible  {archiver}.  Its  use  is 
  spreading  from  {MS-DOS}  now  that  portable  implementations  of 
  the  {algorithm}  have  been  written. 
 
  zip  is  also  the  name  of  a  {Unix}  archiving  utility  compatible 
  with  {PKZIP}.  {unzip}  is  the  corresponding  de-archiver. 
 
  See  also  {gzip},  {tar  and  feather}. 
 
  2.    {Zip  Drive}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-08-26) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ZIP 
  Zone  Information  Protocol  (AppleTalk) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ZIP 
  Zigzag  Inline  Package  (VRAM) 
 
 




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