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In television transmission, a video signal format that (a) is defined in International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee Recommendations and (b) has four times as many picture elements, i.e., pixels, as the quarter common intermediate format (QCIF). Common abbreviationCIF.Synonymfull common intermediate format. Seequarter common intermediate format. See alsoformat, International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee, picture element, pixel, signal, television, video signal.