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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compression \Com*pres"sion\, n. [L. compressio: cf. F. compression.] 1. The act of compressing, or state of being compressed. "Compression of thought." --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Computers) reduction of the space required for storage (of binary data) by an algorithm which converts the data to a smaller number of bits while preserving the information content. The act of compressing [3]. Note: Compression may be lossless compression, in which all of the information in the original data is preserved, and the original data may be recovered in form identical to its original form; or lossy compression, in which some of the information in the original data is lost, and decompression results in a data form slightly different from the original. Lossy compression is used, for example, to compress audio or video recordings, and sometimes images, where the slight differences in the original data and the data recovered after lossy compression may be imperceptable to the human eye or ear. The JPEG format is produced by a lossy compression algorithm. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

JPEG \JPEG\ n. [Acronym from Joint Picture Experts Group.] (Computers) A standardized format for storing graphic data in binary computer files, allowing over 16 million different colors. It allows for lossy compression, i. e. the compression of data into a form which re-expands into an image close, but not identical to the original image. Files stored in this format usually carry the extension jpg or jpeg. Compare GIF. [PJC]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):

JPEG Joint Photographics Expert Group (org., JTC1, RFC 1521, JPEG)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

Joint Photographic Experts Group JPEG jpg (JPEG) The original name of the committee that designed the standard image compression algorithm. JPEG is designed for compressing either full-colour or grey-scale digital images of "natural", real-world scenes. It does not work so well on non-realistic images, such as cartoons or line drawings. JPEG does not handle compression of black-and-white (1 bit-per-pixel) images or moving pictures. Standards for compressing those types of images are being worked on by other committees, named JBIG and MPEG. ( Filename extension: .jpg, .jpeg. See also PJPEG. (2000-09-11)