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puff

<algorithm> To decompress data that has been crunched by Huffman coding. At least one widely distributed Huffman decoder program was actually *named* "PUFF", but these days it is usually packaged with the encoder.

Opposite: huff.

[Jargon File]

(1996-10-16)

 


Nearby terms: public-key encryption Public Key Infrastructure Public Switched Telephone Network puff PUFFT pull pull-down list
 

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