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 for GIF
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  GIF \GIF\, n. [Acronym from Graphics Interchange Format.]
     (Computers)
     1. The Graphics Interchange Format, one of the most popular
        standardized formats for storing graphic data in binary
        computer files. The standard has been revised several
        times, and includes provisions for interlacing and
        animating images. Its disadvantage is that it can store
        only 256 colors. Compare JPEG.
        [PJC]
  
     2. (Computers) An image stored in GIF[1] format, or the file
        in which the image is stored; as, he sent three GIF's with
        lovely pictures of his children.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gif \Gif\, conj. [AS. See If.]
     If. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Gif is the old form of if, and frequently occurs in the
           earlier English writers. See If.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Graphics Interchange Format
  GIF
  GIF89
  
      /gif/, occasionally /jif/ (GIF, GIF
     89A) A standard for digitised images compressed with the
     LZW algorithm, defined in 1987 by CompuServe (CIS).
  
     Graphics Interchange Format and GIF are service marks of
     CompuServe Incorporated.  This only affects use of GIF
     within Compuserve, and pass-through licensing for software to
     access them, it doesn't affect anyone else's use of GIF.  It
     followed from a 1994 legal action by Unisys against CIS for
     violating Unisys's LZW software patent.  The CompuServe
     Vice President has stated that "CompuServe is committed to
     keeping the GIF 89A specification as an open, fully-supported,
     non-proprietary specification for the entire on-line community
     including the web".
  
     Filename extension: .gif.
  
     ftp://peipa.essex.ac.uk/ipa/info/file-formats)">File format (ftp://peipa.essex.ac.uk/ipa/info/file-formats).
  
     GIF89a specification
     http://asterix.seas.upenn.edu/~mayer/lzw_gif/gif89a.html)">(http://asterix.seas.upenn.edu/~mayer/lzw_gif/gif89a.html).
  
     See also progressive coding, animated GIF.
  
     (2000-09-12)
  

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