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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]
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