Zip may refer to any of the following:
The ZIP file format is also an archive file format. It can contain multiple files combined and compressed into one file. The resulting ZIP file may later be decompressed to re-create the original files.
The file extension of a ZIP file is .ZIP or .zip. Depending on the types of files archived and compressed, the resulting ZIP file's size may be significantly smaller than the combined size of the original files.
Example of a ZIP file
2. On Unix-like operating systems such as Linux, zip is a command that creates files in the ZIP file format. A corresponding command, unzip, is used to decompress ZIP files. For more information, see our Linux zip command reference.
4. Short for Zone Information Protocol, ZIP is a network protocol for managing zones in an AppleTalk network.
5. Short for Zoning Improvement Plan, zip codes or postal codes are designated areas in the United States.