What does GIF stand for?

Graphics Interchange Format

An acronym for the compressed image file format used by small icons and animated images throughout the Internet; popular format utilized to animate quick, animated clips of sports, pop culture, political, and other moments; commonly created for comedic purposes.


Did you see that GIF of Stephen Colbert dancing? It's awesome!

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Updated February 5, 2014

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