ZIP file

ZIP file
   A file whose contents have been compressed by one of the popular file-compression utilities, such as PKZIP, WinZip, or other comparable program; the filename extension is .ZIP.
   A ZIP file can contain a single compressed file or a whole collection of archives. A file compressed in this way is said to have been zipped.
   To uncompress a ZIP file, use the same utility that compressed it originally. Some ZIP files are self-extracting and can uncompress themselves when you click their icon.
   See also file compression; PKZIP; WinZip; ZIP.

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