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Glossary Huffman code

Definition of Huffman code

Huffman code
1.  A data-compression method that is based on the frequency of individual components. Components that are more frequently used are assigned shorter code in bits, while less utilized components have longer code.
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Huffman coding is an entropy encoding algorithm used for lossless data compression. The term refers to the use of a variable-length code table for encoding a source symbol (such as a character in a file) where the variable-length code table has been derived in a particular way based on the estimated probability of occurrence for each possible value of the source symbol.